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    Author(s): Alvin H. Yu; Fengfeng Ke
    Date: 2012
    Source: In: Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc; Watts, Clifton E., Jr., eds. Proceedings of the 2010 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-94. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 78-83.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    The purpose of this study was to identify and measure the empirical relationships between a festival and one of its possible social effects: residents' perceptions of a sense of community (SOC). A mixed research method was utilized to explore how a multicultural festival in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania affected residents' perceived SOC. Survey questionnaires were collected from 154 local residents and analyzed using Factor Analysis, Multivariate Analysis of Variance, post-hoc analyses, and content analysis.

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    Yu, Alvin H.; Ke, Fengfeng. 2012. An exploratory study of the application of sense of community in a local festival. In: Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc; Watts, Clifton E., Jr., eds. Proceedings of the 2010 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-94. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 78-83.

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