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ADEWALE, BUKOLA ADEJOKE (2014) ASSESSMENT OF CORE AREA HOUSING IN IBADAN, OYO STATE, NIGERIA. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, Covenant University, Nigeria.

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The importance of housing has been established in literature, yet the commodity has been observed to be in shortage, in virtually all nations, either qualitatively or qualitatively. Core area housing is one of the observed problems of housing in the centres of our urban areas which has defied every attempt of redevelopment. This study examined housing in the core area of Ibadan, in relation to dwellers responses and with a view to providing a basis for improvement. It investigated the impact of the socio-economic characteristics of the residents’ on their responses to the environment. It examined the relationship of dwellers with their housing environment tolling the path of Environment Behaviour Relation (EBR) by examining some concepts which kept recurring in literature on housing environment. Qualitative as well as quantitative research methods were employed. The primary data were obtained using questionnaire as the main instrument of information from 1,200 households’ heads that were selected through stratified and systematic sampling techniques from ward 5, 6 and 7 of Oke-Foko in Ibadan South West Local Government. In-depth interview of ten traditional heads and experts’ documentation of the status of the houses were used as complimentary primary data collection methods. The data obtained were analysed using frequencies, percentages, content analysis, discriminant, factor and categorical regression analyses. The result revealed that household heads were mainly males between ages twenty and sixty, many of whom were self-employed, with low level of low income. The tenure types identified were renting, home-ownership, family house and free renting with family house tenure playing the most significant role. The household size in Oke-Foko was an average of five. The prevalent house type was rooming house lacking in adequate infrastructures and basic amenities. Although, majority of the residents were satisfied with the overall housing, social attributes were the key source of satisfaction while neighbourhood facilities were the lowest source of satisfaction. In relation to place attachment, place identity was considered more important than place dependence. Social attributes of housing was considered to be most important to residents’ sense of community. The study confirmed that privacy in Oke-Foko was in terms of social exchange and social withdrawal. Residents desired social exchange above social withdrawal. Room crowding was not the most important determinant of overcrowding but other factors like satisfaction with house and control of interaction with others. Majority of the residents rated their housing as affordable even with their low level of income. Housing was rated as adequate by about half of the residents. Significant relationship existed between the environment behaviour relation concepts and housing indicators examined in this study but affordability only had a relationship with sense of community. Residents of core area housing had an average level of satisfaction, adequacy, sense of community, place attachment, crowding, privacy and affordability. Addressing the social needs of the residents had the highest potential of addressing the housing needs of majority of the residents. It is recommended that the relationship of man with his environment be investigated before any policy of redevelopment is formulated. Also, the characteristics of residents are important factors determining the way they view their residents, so it may be erroneous to assess housing based on objective standards without taking cognizance of the individuals and the contextual specificity involved.

Item Type: Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined])
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Dr. B.A. Adewale
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2022 09:23
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2022 09:23

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