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Satisfaction with Neigbhourhood Environments in Public housing: Evidence from Ogun State, Nigeria

Ibem, Eziyi O. and Opoko, Pearl Akunnaya and Aduwo, B. E. Satisfaction with Neigbhourhood Environments in Public housing: Evidence from Ogun State, Nigeria. Environmental Psychology. pp. 1-23.

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Although previous studies have identified the contributions of dwelling units‟ and neighbourhood characteristics in residential satisfaction, further study is required to examine neigbhourhood satisfaction and the factors influencing it in the context of public housing. Hence, we investigated neighbourhood satisfaction in nine public housing estates using data derived from household surveys conducted between December 2009 and February 2010 in urban areas of Ogun State southwest Nigeria. Data were sourced from 517 respondents using structured questionnaire and subjected to descriptive statistics, factor and multivariate regression analyses. The respondents were generally dissatisfied with neighbourhood environment in the housing estates with the main sources of dissatisfaction being poor access to basic services and infrastructural facilities, and unsatisfactory social and economic environment in the estates. The most important features that influenced neighbourhood satisfaction among the respondents were related to availability and access to services and infrastructural facilities, cleanliness, socio-economic environment; location of homes, noise, privacy; and security in the estates. These three neighbourhood features together with marital status, employment and tenure emerged as the predictors of neighbourhood satisfaction. Therefore, to improve neigbhourhood satisfaction in public housing and urban areas; city planners and housing developers must engage in innovative planning and design strategies that ensure residents‟ satisfaction with these neighbourhood features

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neighbourhood satisfaction, Urban areas, Public housing; Neighbourhood environment, Surveys
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2014 13:42
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2014 13:42

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