For Richer Or Poorer: A Secondary Analysis Of The Hill Neighborhood Small Area Plan For Community Development
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The purpose of this secondary data analysis was to examine differences amongst the four constructs (bondedness, socioeconomic status (SES), rootedness and neighborhood). This study also investigated whether residents' demographic characteristics race/ethnicity, age and gender were associated with the four constructs. Participants in this study were resident's from Easton's “the Hill” neighborhood in Maryland. Hypothesis tested whether or not H1: There were differences among race/ethnicity, age group and the construct bondedness of residents in the neighborhood. H2: There were differences among gender, race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status (SES) of residents. H3: There were there were differences among race/ethnicity, age group and the construct rootedness of residents. H4: There were differences among residents' gender, race/ethnicity and neighborhood constructs in the Hill neighborhood. Methodology in this quantitative study utilized analysis of variance (ANOVA) and inferential statistics to analyze data from a survey instrument, developed by Morgan State University's School of Architecture and Planning (2013). Findings revealed significant effects for race/ethnicity, gender on socioeconomic status (SES) of residents. Rootedness of Non-White residents, over age 50, was significantly higher than White residents. African American residents' rootedness was also higher than Hispanic and White residents. White male residents' views on what was important to see in a neighborhood, like the Hill were significantly different. African American, Hispanic, and White female residents' views on what was important to see in a neighborhood were the same. Implications for Social Work in the 21st century, this study contributed to community practice literature and research on neighborhoods. The outcomes of this study include recommendations for future research and best practices for working with diverse groups of residents in neighborhoods. This may help promote equality of opportunity in decision making and support plans for community development.