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Personal Security and Fear of Crime as Predictors of Subjective Well-Being


Renata, Franc; Zvjezdana, Prizmic-Larsen; Ljiljana, Kaliterna Lipovčan
Personal Security and Fear of Crime as Predictors of Subjective Well-Being // Subjective Well-Being and Security / Webb, David ; Wills-Herrera, Eduardo (ur.).
Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2011. str. 45-68


Naslov
Personal Security and Fear of Crime as Predictors of Subjective Well-Being

Autori
Renata, Franc ; Zvjezdana, Prizmic-Larsen ; Ljiljana, Kaliterna Lipovčan

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Poglavlja u knjigama, znanstveni

Knjiga
Subjective Well-Being and Security

Urednik/ci
Webb, David ; Wills-Herrera, Eduardo

Izdavač
Springer

Grad
Dordrecht, The Netherlands

Godina
2011

Raspon stranica
45-68

ISBN
978-94-007-2277-4

Ključne riječi
Well-being, fear of crime, perception of crime, Croatia

Sažetak
Over the last decade, influenced by various political, economical, and social changes, human security issues have become relevant topics at the global, national, and local level. In the present article, we were interested in how the fear of crime and perceptions of crime and substance abuse in the local area were associated with subjective well-being. The survey was conducted in November 2008 through face-toface interviews with a representative sample of Croatian citizens (N = 4, 000). Fear of crime was assessed by feelings of safety in three specific situations at night (in neighborhood streets, at home, and in public transport). Additionally, perceptions of the prevalence of different types of crime and substance abuse (corruption, minor crime, violent crime, delinquency, domestic abuse, alcoholism, drug abuse) in the local area were measured. Overall life satisfaction was used as well-being measure. Measures of various demographic variables were also included in the analyses (i.e., age, gender, income, education level), as well as the objective measures of urbanization level and crime rates in the counties where participants live. In accordance with previous findings, results showed relatively little association of most demographic characteristics with fear and perception of crime and substance abuse. The urbanization level and crime rates were positively related to both fear and perceptions of crime. Living in more urbanized areas and higher crime rates were associated with higher fear of crime and greater perception of all types of crime as problems. While controlling for demographic variables and objective measures of local conditions, better life satisfaction was significantly but weakly predicted by higher feelings of safety and by lower perceptions of corruption in the local area.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Psihologija



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Projekt / tema
194-1941558-1520 - Odrednice rizičnih i devijantnih ponašanja u nacionalnom i globalnom kontekstu (Vlado Šakić, )
194-1941558-1555 - Razvoj nacionalnih indikatora kvalitete življenja (Ljiljana Kaliterna-Lipovčan, )

Ustanove
Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar, Zagreb