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Residential Satisfaction in Public Core Housing in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

Ibem, Eziyi O. and Amole, D. (2013) Residential Satisfaction in Public Core Housing in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. Soc Indic Res, 113 (1). pp. 563-581. ISSN 0303-8300

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Abstract This study investigated residential satisfaction of randomly selected 156 household heads in the OGD Workers’ housing estate in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. Data were collected through questionnaire survey and analysed using descriptive statistics, factor and categorical regression analyses. Respondents were generally satisfied with their housing conditions with 59 % of them expressing satisfaction, while 41 % were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied with their housing environment. They evaluated satisfaction based on four key dimensions of housing unit characteristics, neighbourhood facilities and environment, management and services; and these residential components contributed the most to predicting residential satisfaction. Respondents’ educational background, employment sector, sex and age were also found to be predictors of satisfaction. A key implication of the findings is that Core housing can provide satisfactory living environment, and this can be enhanced through the adoption of good housing design and management practices, improved access to basic services and social infrastructure and rapid upgrading of the number of bedrooms in the housing units

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Core housing; Residential satisfaction; Housing conditions; Residents;Ogun State
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. Eziyi O. Ibem
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2016 10:47
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2016 10:47

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