Indicators constituting the construct of 'perceived community cohesion'

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Abstract

This paper examines a number of indicators constituting the construct of 'perceived community cohesion'. These include; a sense of belonging, perceived social support, solidarity, rootedness, social ties, and alienation. A sample of residents in three different communities according to their socioeconomic structure was administered questionnaires. Results indicate that a sense of belonging, solidarity, rootedness, and social ties were higher amongst residents of rural communities (kibbutz and village) than amongst residents in an urban centre.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-343
Number of pages12
JournalCommunity Development Journal
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development

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