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IJCW(International Journal of Community Wellbeing)


Journal Articles


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Mizzo Kwon & Andrew C. Pickett & Yunsoo Lee & SeungJong Lee. (2018). Neighborhood Physical Environments, Recreational Wellbeing, and Psychological Health. Applied Research Quality Life. doi: 10.1007/s11482-018-9591-6


Mizzo Kwon, Joonyoung Yi, Nakhyeok Choi. (2018). Social Cohesion and Life Satisfaction. Korean Journal of Public Administration, 56(1): 339-363. (Korean)


Kee, Youngwha, Jung, Seo Lynne. (2018). A Study of Community Well-Being of Local Governments. The Korea Local Administration Review, 32(2): 61-94. (Korean)


Lee, Yeonkyeong. (2018). The Relationship between Local Governments’ Policy Orientation and Population Movement : Exploring the Possibility of Local Governments’ Redistribution Policy. Korean Public Administration Review, 52(2): 301-335. (Korean)


Seung-Jong Lee, Young- Hwa Kee, Youngkyun Oh and Young-Chool Choi. (2018).  A Comparative Analysis of the Relationships between Happiness and Business Determinants in Developing and Developed Countries. International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 13(3): 1675-1689.


Joonyoung Yi, Nakhyeok Choi. (2018). An Exploratory Study on Sense of Community in terms of Community Well-Being Capital Factors. Korean policy science review, 22(1): 27-52. (Korean)


Cummins, R.A. (2018). Subjective Wellbeing as a Social Indicator. Social Indicators Research, 135(3), 879-891, doi: 10.1007/s11205-016-1496-x


Martinez, J. (2018). Mapping Dynamic Indicators of Quality of Life: a Case in Rosario, Argentina. Applied research in quality of life, 1-22. DOI: 10.1007/s11482-018-9617-0

Robert A. Cummins. (2018). Measuring and Interpreting Subjective Wellbeing in Different Cultural Contexts: A Review and Way Forward. Cambridge University Press. 


Kee, Youngwha. (2017). The effect of community cultural capital on the residents' life satisfaction and local identity. The Korea Local Administration Review, 31(4): 85-110. (Korean)


Kee, Youngwha. (2017). A Study of Social Enterprise and Corporate Social Responsibility Comparison on Socioeconomic. Social Economy & Policy Studies, 7(3): 79-108. (Korean)


Kim, Min Hye, Lee, Seung Jong. (2017). Government Performance on Citizen Participation : Considering Trust in Government as a Moderating Variable. Korean Society and Public Administration, 28(2): 29-54. (Korean)


Yunji Kim. (2017). Can alternative service delivery save cities after the Great Recession? Barriers to privatisation and cooperation, Local Government Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2017.1395740


Yunji Kim. (2017). Limits of Property Taxes and Charges: City Revenue Structures After the Great Recession. Urban Affairs Review 1-25. doi: 10.1177/1078087417697199


Park, Chan-Young. (2017). The Effect of Electoral Competition on Special Fiscal Equalization Grant : Focusing on the Difference between Party Competitions and Candidate Competitions. The Korea Local Administration Review, 31(4): 145-176. (Korean)


Inseok Seo, Seung Jong Lee. (2017). An Confirmation on Core Indicators of Community-Wellbeing via High Factor Analysis. Korean local administration review, 14(2): 99-118. (Korean)


Seo Inseok, Lee Seung Jong. (2017). Local public service and local identity?: mediating effect of community wellbeing. The Korean Journal of Public Administration, 26(3): 1-35. (Korean)


Oh, Young Kyun. (2017). A Study of The Local Finance Character affecting Community Well-being. The Korea Local Administration Review, 31(3): 171-194. (Korean)


Oh, Young Kyun. (2017). The Justification and Limitation of Assertive Administration for The Welfare of Citizen : Focused on the Pre Consulting Auditing. The Korea Local Administration Review, 31(2): 63-86. (Korean)


NakHyeok Choi and Kyujin Jung. (2017). Measuring Efficiency and Effectiveness of Highway Management in Sustainability. Sustainability, 9(8). doi: 10.3390/su9081347


Young-Chool Choi. (2017). Causal Relationships Between Decentralisation and National Development. Korean local administration review, 14(2): 25-44. (Korean)


Young-chool Choi, Youngwha Kee. (2017). Exploring the Configurations of the Factors Affecting Community Well-Being in Korea. Korean Journal of Local Government & Administration Studies, 31(2): 1-29. 


Young-Chool Choi, Ji-Hyun Jang. (2017). Analysis of Causal Relationships Among Citizen Participation Factors Affecting Urban Development - Application of System Dynamics Approach -. Korean local administration review, 14(1): 125-152. (Korean)


Young Chool Choi, Ji Hyun Jang. (2017). Analysis of the Causal Relationships among Factors Affecting Community Well-Being for Living Based on Systems Thinking: The Cases of Korean Local Communities. Academy of Strategic Management Journal, 16(3).


Meg Holden. (2017). Pragmatic Justifications for the Sustainable City: Acting in the common place. Routledge.

Kee Y. (2017). Multi-dimensional Model of Community Well-Being from a Public Service Delivery Perspective. In: Phillips R., Wong C. (eds) Handbook of Community Well-Being Research. International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life. Springer, Dordrecht


Kim Y., Ludwigs K. (2017). Measuring Community Well-Being and Individual Well-Being for Public Policy: The Case of the Community Well-Being Atlas. In: Phillips R., Wong C. (eds) Handbook of Community Well-Being Research. International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life. Springer, Dordrecht


Lee S.J., Kim Y. (2017). Achieving Community Well-Being Through Community Participatory Governance: The Case of Saemaul Undong. In: Phillips R., Wong C. (eds) Handbook of Community Well-Being Research. International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life. Springer, Dordrecht


Cummins, R. A. (2017). Quality of Life in Older People. In: Nancy A. Pachana .(eds) Encyclopedia of Geropsychology. Springer, Singapore

Seo, Inseok. (2016). Is policy belief change the exclusive property of time? - A look at change in ACF policy beliefs in the context of Korea -. Korean Public Administration Review, 50(2): 39-70. (Korean)


Inseok Seo, Youngwha Kee, Seungjong Lee. (2016). A Study on the Exploratory Typology of Regional Communities via Community Wellbeing Indicators. The Korean Journal of Public Administration, 25(1): 49-76. (Korean)


Inseok Seo, Chanbin Woo, Youngwha Kee. (2016). The Happiness inequalities of the region via Gini coefficient. The Korea Local Administration Review, 30(1): 109-137. (Korean) 


Choi Young-chool. (2016). Decentralization and National Happiness: Evidence from OECD Countries. Korean Journal of Local Government & Administration Studies, 30(2): 1-31. (Korean)


Choi Young-chool. (2016). Analysing the Relationships Between Decentralisation and Happiness Using System Dynamics Approach. Korean System Dynamics Review,  17(4) : 5-33. (Korean)


Young-Chool Choi. (2016). Relationships Among Social Policy Factors, National Competitiveness, and Happiness. Applied Research Quality Life. 11: 1189. doi: 10.1007/s11482-015-9429-4


Young-Chool Choi, Ji-Hyun Jang. (2016). Measuring and Strengthening Well-being at Regional Level in OECD Countries: Application of the QCA Method. International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 11(7): 4688-4699


Young-Chool Choi; Ji-Hyun Jang. (2016). CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ADOLESCENTS' HAPPINESS IN OECD COUNTRIES. Journal of Economics & Economic Education Research, 17(2): 17-28


Cummins, R. A. (2016). Bienestar subjetivo: Un indicador para aconsejar politicas nacionales. Calibrando: Sistema de medicion de bienestar subjetivo en cali, Edicion No. 17, Agosto 2016, ISSN: 1909-7964


Youngwha Kee, Seung Jong Lee, Rhonda Phillips (eds.). (2016). Social Factors and Community Well-Being. Springer Briefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research book series.

Cummins, R. A. (2016). At Society’s Pleasure: The Rise and Fall of Services to People with an Intellectual Disability. In: Robin Jackson, Maria Lyons (eds) Community Care and Inclusion for People with an Intellectual Disability. Floris Books.


Cummins, R. A. (2016). Quality of Life. In Nirbhay Singh (Ed.), Handbook of Evidence-Based Practices in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Springer International Publishing.

Kee, Youngwha. (2015). Retrospect and prospect of the Academic Credit Bank System and its advancement of educational wellbeing in Korea. International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, 8(1): 102-121


Kee, Youngwha, Kim Yunji, Nam, Chaebong. (2015). Comparions of Perceptions about Community Well-being Across Six Municipalities in Seoul. Journal of Local Government Studies, 27(1): 33-62. (Korean)


Kim, Yunji, Kee, Youngwha and Lee, Seung Jong. (2015) "An Analysis of the Relative Importance of Components in Measuring Community Wellbeing: Perspectives of Citizens, Public Officials, and Experts." Social Indicators Research XX(X) Online First. DOI 10.1007/s11205-014-0652-4


Seo In Seok. (2015). Exploratory Mapping of Social Construction of the Policy Target Groups of Korea: The Theoretical Tasks and Expansion of Social Constructionism. The Korean Journal of Local Government Studies, 19(2): 113-139. (Korean)


In Seok Seo,  Young Wha Kee , Chang Bin Woo. (2015). An Analysis of Community Well-being Components upon the Subjective Life Satisfaction of the Community: Using Structure Equation Modeling Based on the Kee`s Six-domain Community Well-being Model. Korean Journal of Public Administration, 24(4): 29-66. (Korean)


In Seok Seo, Chang Bin Woo, Young Wha Kee . (2015). Subject Well-being and Income: Testing the Relativity of Income in the Context of Seoul City. The Korea Local Administration Review, 29(1): 127-152. (Korean)


Seung Jong Lee. (2015). Tasks for a Mature Development of Local Autonomy in Korea. The Korea Local Administration Review, 29(2): 61-76. (Korean)


Jay Min Lee. (2015). Net Capital Gains from International Investment before and after the Foreign Exchange Crisis: Their Sizes and Implications. The Korean Journal of Economic Studies, 63(2): 65-110. (Korean)


Jay Min Lee. (2015). The Rate of Return on Reserve Assets: Comparison with Other International Investments and Its Implications. YONSEI ECONOMIC STUDIES, 22(1): 249-262. (Korean)


Il Hyeong Cho, In Seok Seo, Won Hee Jung. (2015). Evaluation of Local Government Services by Residents Satisfaction: Focusing on welfare services. The Korea Local Administration Review, 29(4): 65-92. (Korean)


Choi Young-chool. (2015). Causal Relationships among Well-being Determinants Affecting Satisfaction with Education Services in Regional Communities: With Special Reference to Seoul Metropolitan City. Korean Journal of Local Government & Administration Studies, 29(2): 29-44. (Korean)


Young-chool Choi. (2015). Causal Relationships among Factors Affecting Community Wellbeing. Korean Comparative Government Review, 19(2): 71-91. (Korean)


Young-Chool Choi, Ji-Hye Lee. (2015). Analyzing the Relationships Between Factors Affecting Adolescents’ Happiness in OECD Countries. Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, 11(1): 63-75. doi: 10.17265/1548-6583/2015.01.006


Cummins, Robert and Kim, Yunji. (2015). "The use and abuse of ‘community’ and ‘neighbourhood’ within disability research: An exposé, clarification, and recommendation." International Journal of Developmental Disabilities Special Issue on Care in the Community. 61(2).


John Tomaney. (2015). Region and place III: Well-being. Progress in Human Geography. DOI: 10.1177/0309132515601775


Youngwha Kee, Yunji Kim, and Rhonda Phillips (eds.). (2015). Learning and Community Approaches for Promoting Well-being. Springer Briefs Series in Well-being and Quality of Life Research.

Kee, Youngwha, Kim, Yunji, Lee, Yoonjin. (2014). "Sing, Dance, and Be Merry: a Strategy for Successful Urban Development?" Asian Social Science 10(9).


Kee, Youngwha, Seo, Inseok, Nam, Chaebong. (2014). Two Faceted Perceptions of Community Wellbeing In Juxtaposition With Objective Conditions. The Korea Local Administration Review, 28(4): 39-71. (Korean)


Kee, Youngwha, Seo, Inseok, Lee, Seung Jong. (2014). The Study on A theoretical conception of Community Wellbeing: Focusing on Resources and Capitals. Journal of Local Government Studies, 26(3). (Korean)


Youngwha Kee, Inseok Seo, Seungjong Lee. (2014). The Study on the Concept Formation of the Community Well-being Theory: With focus on the Relationships of Resources Domains, Capital Factors, and Subordinate Indices. Journal of Local Government Studies, 26(3): 243-269. (Korean)


Kim, Yunji and Lee, Seung Jong. (2014). "The Development and Application of a Community Wellbeing Index in Korean Metropolitan Cities." Social Indicators Research 119(2): 533-558.


Kim, Taehoon, Seo, Inseok, Kee, Youngwha. (2014). Analysis of Competing Hypothesis on Local Government and Administrative Services in Community Well-being(CWB). The Korea Local Administration Review, 28(2), 81-109. (Korean)


Inseok Seo, Seungjong Lee, Youngwha Kee. (2014). Analysis on Conceptions and Indicators of Community Wellbeing Via Panel Date of Seoul City. Korean Society and Public Administration, 25(2): 101-130. (Korean)


Seo, Inseok, Lee, Seungjong, Kee, Youngwha. (2014). The study on Relation of Local Administrative Services to Communities Wellbeing. The Korean Journal of Public Administration, 23(2): 175-202. (Korean)


Choi, Young-Chool and Jang, Ji-Hyun. (2014). An analysis of research trends in the field of local administration, with specific reference to articles published in the J ournal of Local Government Studies, 1991-2013: Retrospect and Prospect. Korea Local Administration Review, 11(1). (Korean)


Choi, Young-Chool and Lee, Ji-Hye. (2014). Analysis of the Factors Affecting Happiness Level Using IPA Matrix: With Special Reference to Jeju Province. Korean Journal of Local Government & Administration Studies, 28(2). (Korean)


Merriam, Sharan B., & Kee, Youngwha. (2014). Promoting Community Wellbeing: The Case for Lifelong Learning for Older Adults. Adult Education Quarterly, 64(2), 128-144, doi:10.1177/0741713613513633

Cummins, R. A., Mpofu, E., & Machina, M. (2014). Quality of community life indicators. In E. Mpofu (Ed.), Community-Oriented Health Services: Practices Across Disciplines (pp. 165-181). Dordrecht: Springer.

Kee, Youngwha. (2013). Exploring the Social Capital Effect of Senior Job Placement Programs by Local Governments: Grounded Theory. The Korean Journal of Local Government Studies, 17(1), 265-295. (Korean)


Kee, Youngwha, Kim, Seung hyun., & Kim, Namsuk. (2013). Analysis of the community wellbeing paradigm model Sungmisan village: using grounded theory method of Strauss and Corbin. Korean Public Administration Review ,47(1): 295-320. (Korean)


Kee, Youngwha, Kim, Yunji, & Kim, Namsuk.  (2013). Developing community wellbeing indicators for Korea: learning from international cases. Journal of Regional Studies and Development 22(1). (Korean) 


Kee, Youngwha, Shin, Youngjae, & Kim, Namsuk. (2013). An exploration of stakeholder roles and their interaction on community center program. The Korean Journal of Local Government Studies , 16(4), 207-229. (Korean)


Lee, Seung Jong, Kee, Youngwha, Kim, Yunji  & Kim, Namsuk. (2013). "Comparing Community Wellbeing Index Evaluations of Experts and Public Officials: Using the Analytical Hierarchy Process Method." Korean Public Administration Review 47(1): 295-320. (Korean)


Kee, Youngwha,Shin, YoungJae, Kim, Namsook. (2012). An Exploration of stakeholder Roles and Their Interaction on Community Center Program: Grounded Theory Approach. The Korean Journal of Local Government Studies, 16(4), 207-229. (Korean)


Kim, Jungjin, Kee, Youngwha, Chae, Byoungmin. (2012). A Study of the Effect on the Participation of Soldiers of the CoP. Journal of Human Resource Management Research, 19(5), 53-72. (Korean)


Kim, Hye jung. (2012). Participation activities and its determinants of local community residents. Korean Public Administration Review , 46(2), 213-240. (Korean)


Seo, Jae-Ho. (2012). A meta-analysis of community studies in Korea and implications for public administration: focusing on research area, methods, purpose, and focus.Korean Society and Public Administration, 22(4), 155-182. (Korean)


Seo, Jae-Ho, Kim, Hye jung, & Lee, Seung Jong. (2012). A study of community wellbeing as local government’s value principle. Korean Public Administration Review , 46(1), 33-56. (Korean)


Seo, Jae-Ho, & Lee, Seung Jong.  (2012). An explorative study of local resident perceptions of social safety and risks: focusing on metropolitan districts. Korean Review of Crisis and Emergency Management, 8(3), 1-20. (Korean)


Lee, Seok Jin, Kee, Youngwha, & Kim, Namsuk. (2012). An analysis of research trends of lifelong education in Korea from dissertation. Journal of Lifelong Education 18(4): 65-85. (Korean)


Joo, Okchae, Kim, Namsuk, & Kee, Youngwha. (2012). A study of the formation process of self-generated communities of practice. Journal of Local Government Studies , 24(4), 161-186. (Korean)


Choi, Ilwan, Kee, Youngwha, Kim, Namsook. (2012). The Multilevel Analysis on Relationship Study between Middle Managers’ Coaching and Staffs’ Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Public Institutions: Mediating Effects of Self-efficacy. Journal of Human Resource Management Research, 19(5), 119-139. (Korean)


Seo, Jae-Ho. (2011). A research on the bPromoting Community Wellbeinguilding up the research model of the elected in local election for chief executive officers: based on the elected’s personal traits in local government. Korean Comparative Government Review , 15(2), 253-276. (Korean)


Lee, Seung Jong, & Kim, Daewook. (2011). A consolidation plan for North and South Korean local administrative systems. Korea Journal of Public Administration, 49(2), 267-294. (Korean)


Lee, Seung Jong, & Kim, Daewook . (2011). A study on the determinants of satisfaction level of volunteers: focus on Gumi city Saemaul Movement Association members. Journal of Local Government Studies, 23(1), 173-195. (Korean)


Boström, Ann-Kristin. (2011). Lifelong Learning in Intergenerational Settings: The Development of the Swedish Granddad Program From Project to National Association. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 9(3), 293-306.

Lee, Seung Jong and Kim, Hye Jung. (2011). Theories of Citizen Participation: Pakyoungsa. (Korean)