Neighbourhood satisfaction, self-rated health, and psychological attributes: A multilevel analysis in Japan

Takashi Oshio, Kunio Urakawa

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

17 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Although earlier studies have demonstrated an association between neighbourhood perceptions and self-rated health, further study is needed regarding how this association is related to an individual's psychological attributes. Hence, we examined how self-rated health is associated with neighbourhood satisfaction after controlling for personality traits as well as other individual- and area-level covariates. We employed multilevel analysis using microdata collected from a nationwide Internet survey in Japan in 2011 (. N = 8139). When controlling for personality traits, we observed that the odds for reporting poor health in response to neighbourhood dissatisfaction declined but remained highly significant. We obtained similar results when additionally controlling for sense of coherence (SOC) or replacing personality traits with it. We also found virtually no significant effect of personality traits or SOC on the sensitivity of self-rated health with neighbourhood dissatisfaction. Overall, this study indicated that the observed association between neighbourhood satisfaction and self-rated health tends to be overestimated, but cannot be fully explained by personality traits or SOC.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)410-417
ページ数8
ジャーナルJournal of Environmental Psychology
32
4
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 12月 2012

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 社会心理学
  • 応用心理学

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