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Characteristics of Rural Community Capacity

  • Journal of the Association of Korean Geographers
  • Abbr : JAKG
  • 2017, 6(3), pp.465-477
  • DOI : 10.25202/JAKG.6.3.12
  • Publisher : Association of Korean Geographers
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography
  • Received : October 21, 2017
  • Accepted : November 23, 2017

KIM DOO SOON 1 Kim Sung Rok 2

1충청남도 농촌활성화지원센터
2공주대학교

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ABSTRACT

Rural community capacity is a core element for a successful rural community with regards to the development of a bottom-up rural development which is based on the principle of residents’ participation. The purpose of the present study is to analyze the characteristics of residents’ capacity in rural communities by classification as well as the disparities between clusters. Data was collected using self-administered surveys on 251 residents with no leadership experience. The results were deducted the factors of job resolution capacity, communication capacity, organizational commitment capacity, and organizational harmony capacity. The results of analyzing these clusters, in turn, resulted in a high capacity group (n=136, 54.2%), and a low capacity group (n=115, 45.8%). The high capacity group consisted of males and high income earners. Also, the high capacity group was revealed to score higher in community attachment, community participation, community involvement, and community satisfaction. The results of the present study is useful for community activist of rural communities while dreaming of their success.

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