The relevance of community sentiments to Australian rural youths' intention to stay in their home communities

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Pretty, Grace, Bramston, Paul, Patrick, Jeff and Pannach, Wendy. 2006. "The relevance of community sentiments to Australian rural youths' intention to stay in their home communities ." American Behavioral Scientist. 50 (2), pp. 226-240. https://doi.org/10.1177/0002764206290636
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The relevance of community sentiments to Australian rural youths' intention to stay in their home communities

ERA Journal ID6073
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsPretty, Grace (Author), Bramston, Paul (Author), Patrick, Jeff (Author) and Pannach, Wendy (Author)
Journal TitleAmerican Behavioral Scientist
Journal Citation50 (2), pp. 226-240
Number of Pages15
Year2006
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0002-7642
1552-3381
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0002764206290636
Web Address (URL)https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0002764206290636
Abstract

This study explores whether community sentiment factors can mediate structural disadvantage factors in rural youths’ intentions to stay in their home communities. In total, 3,023 Australians ages 13 to 18 years responded to items assessing community sentiment (belonging, sense of community, and social support) and subjective quality of life. Structural disadvantage was represented by population size. Participants responded to 'If I could get a job here or go to University/College here, I would choose to stay in this town for the foreseeable future.' Findings indicate all factors had a positive relationship with intention to stay; however, only belonging partially mediates the effect of size of community. The combined effects for all factors account for 19% more of the variability in intention to stay than the size of community alone. Discussion considers how focus on structural factors alone restricts the understanding of push-pull dynamics facing rural youth.

Keywordsrural, youth, migration, community, sentiment
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520599. Social and personality psychology not elsewhere classified
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