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Worldviews apart? Perceptions of place among rural, farm and urban young people in Ireland.

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dc.contributor.author McGrath, Brian
dc.contributor.author Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-17T12:26:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-17T12:26:56Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation McGrath, B. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2007). Worldviews apart? Perceptions of place among rural, farm and urban young people in Ireland. Youth Studies Ireland, 2 (1), 17-31. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1649-8747
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2675
dc.description.abstract In this paper, we report findings from a national survey of 8,316 Irish young people in 2002,which reveals the ways in which socio-spatial context impacts on young people's perceptions of the places in which they live and their views about the nature of certain 'social capital' aspects of their local communities, such as safety, friendliness, potential support from others, opportunities for recreation, and physical environment. It is clear from the evidence presented that perceptions of place are coloured by key contexts such as age, gender and social background. Our evidence also points to the striking significance that socio-spatial location implies for young people's perceptions of their communities. Differences are apparent between rural and urban young people, particularly the strength of positive perceptions among rural youth, while simultaneously reflecting the influence of gender, age and occupational status of parents. Within the rural environment, farm young people also show distinct patterns in the kinds of perceptions they are likely to hold. Our findings raise several conceptual considerations and implications for further inquiry. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Irish Youth Work Centre en_US
dc.subject Young people en_US
dc.subject Community en_US
dc.subject Social capital en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.subject Rural en_US
dc.subject Urban en_US
dc.subject Farm en_US
dc.subject Health Promotion en_US
dc.title Worldviews apart? Perceptions of place among rural, farm and urban young people in Ireland. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US

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