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Neighborhood Connections, Physical Disorder, and Neighborhood Satisfaction in Las Vegas
Urban Affairs Review
  • Andrea Dassopoulos, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Christie D. Batson, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Robert Futrell, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Barbara G. Brents, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Abstract
This study helps to disentangle the mutual effects of neighborhood disorder and social cohesion on how residents evaluate their neighborhoods. We draw upon data from the 2009 Las Vegas Metropolitan Area Social Survey to understand how neighborhood cohesion, physical disorder, and perceptions of crime and safety influence neighborhood satisfaction and neighborhood quality of life among residents in the dynamic, yet understudied, urban context of Las Vegas, Nevada. We use ordinary least squares and binary logistic regression to predict two measures of neighborhood satisfaction. Our results show that even with significant neighborhood disorder, social connectedness with neighbors remains a significant predictor of neighborhood satisfaction. We discuss implications of neighborhood satisfaction research for other fast-changing metropolitan areas.
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Citation Information
Andrea Dassopoulos, Christie D. Batson, Robert Futrell and Barbara G. Brents. "Neighborhood Connections, Physical Disorder, and Neighborhood Satisfaction in Las Vegas" Urban Affairs Review Vol. 48 Iss. 4 (2012) p. 571 - 600
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/barb_brents/17/