Study of formation backgrounds of attachment to neighborhood

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1 National Institute of Population Studies and Comprehensive Management, Iran.

2 MA of Social Science, Iran.


The present study aims to study of formation backgrounds of attachment to neighborhood from the perspective of citizens. Methodology of this study is based on framework analysis. Research methodology is based on framework analysis. The qualitative data were collected using in-depth interviews and participatory observation techniques and were collected by purposive sampling of 41 male and female participants of new and traditional areas of Tehran in the common-law north and south of Tehran. In addition to analysis of data from five step process include familiarization, identifying a thematic framework, indexing, charting and mapping, combined data and interpretation is used. The findings around seven main themes as "archaism of neighborhood/ having a long history", "relations with neighbors and relatives", "having good experiences and memories", "meet the needs", "Environmental and physical desirable", "continuity of residence" and "involvement in community affairs" were organized for each of the themes of the two or three sub-themes cover. At the end of the review and incorporate themes extracted achieved the ultimate theoretical framework. According to the "ultimate theoretical framework" can be stated that the formation basis of attachment to the neighborhood of citizens based on a series of "bonds of affection, social and physical," and the consequences of these bonds can be noted to "the formation of neighborhood identity". The final outcome of attachment to the neighborhood in the study, there was a sense of relief and satisfaction neighborhood, participation in neighborhood affairs and is the continuation of settlement.


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Volume 7, Issue 1
April 2015
Pages 153-172
  • Receive Date: 20 January 2016
  • Revise Date: 28 February 2016
  • Accept Date: 28 February 2016
  • First Publish Date: 28 February 2016