Longing to Belong: Personal Social Capital and Psychological Distress in an Australian Coastal Region

@article{Shipley2010LongingTB,
  title={Longing to Belong: Personal Social Capital and Psychological Distress in an Australian Coastal Region},
  author={Megan Shipley and Helen Louise Berry},
  journal={Political Behavior: Cognition},
  year={2010}
}
This study is a contribution to articulating and critically examining Australians’ perceptions about their levels of community participation, their thoughts and feelings about this, the effects it appears to have on their sense of connectedness to their community, and what it might mean for their mental health.The research question for this project was:Within a disadvantaged rural Australian population, how frequently do people participate in different domains of community activities, to what… 
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