International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

A Research on the Perceptions, Attitudes and Life Satisfaction of the Cittaslow Citizens Sample of Vize County
Asst. Prof. Dr.İlke BAŞARANGİL, Şevki ULAŞ

Abstract
Today, the Cittaslow movement emerging as a local development model and spreading all countries has begun to be seen as good alternative to urban life. The purpose of the study is to investigate the Vize residents’ perception against the Cittaslow movement, explore whether this movement is supported and examine the impact on people's life satisfaction. Quantitative research methods have been used for the research. Descriptive statistics, T-test, Factor Analysis and Regression analysis have been utilized for analysis. The data has been collected through a questionnaire and were analyzed via SPSS 22.0 software package. Questionnaires have been applied as face to face with 401 people in total in accordance with the convenience sampling technique. The research results indicate that Vize citizens perceive the Cittaslow movement as effects towards the natural environment, welfare, culture and the economy. Overall, Vize residents support the Cittaslow movement. Only "prosperity", among the Cittaslow movement perception dimensions, has been discovered to have a positive effect towards the life satisfaction of the Vize citizens.

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