An analysis of the community perceptions of well-being: Special reference to nickel mining and processing industry

Zainuddin Rela Iskandar, Abd. Hair Awang, Zaimah Ramli

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop and validate a measurement scale for the local community perceptions of community well-being (CWB) based on the presence of nickel mining activities in Indonesia. Design/methodology/approach: The measurement uses the conceptual approach of CWB developed in Australia by Walton et al. (2014) and the multidimensional CWB model created by Kim and Lee (2014) in Korea, which applies social, economic, environmental, health, political and infrastructural dimensions. The basis of measurement in this study involves 490 communities living in neighborhoods where the nickel industry is located. Findings: A six-dimensional scale of 29 items is proposed to measure CWB perceptions based on the presence of corporate social responsibility (CSR) by the nickel mining and processing industry. Research limitations/implications: Despite attempting to sum up the scale by associating it with the distinctive social settings created in this study, this work did not cost much in communicating these scales. The predictive validity of the scales needs to be corroborated by new studies related to CWB construction (measured by CWB scales) with other variables specified in the literature. Practical implications: This paper presents complete scale development and can provide policies for governments, particularly in Indonesia. Moreover, the CWB scale might be utilized by different entities (e.g. NGOs, open experts and social group media) to determine the view of genuine clients regarding the association’s CSR execution. Originality/value: Although CWB research has been done, the dimension and measurement scale of CWB in the area of recipient of the CSR program from the nickel mining and processing industry has not been studied in Indonesia. In addition, multivariate regression analysis has been frequently used for data analysis; the authors used SEM Smart-PLS as an alternative with paramount predictive accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
JournalManagement of Environmental Quality: An International Journal
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 9 Jul 2018

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Keywords

  • Community perceptions
  • Community well-being
  • Community well-being scale
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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