CORRELATING SOCIO-ECONOMIC ATTRIBUTES WITH USERS’ RESIDENTIAL SATISFACTION: IMPLICATIONS FOR HOUSING POLICY IN IBADAN METROPOLIS, NIGERIA
Keywords:Affordable housing, Housing, Residential, Socio-economic attributes, Users’ satisfaction
AbstractThis study investigated the influence of socio-economic attributes on users’ affordable housing satisfaction. Obviously, it identified how users’ socio-economic attributes significantly impact on users’ satisfaction on their affordable housing and the choice of the environment. This is with a view of having better understanding of how housing policy making can integrate socio-economic attributes to enhance users’ residential satisfaction in an environment. The study utilised the data collected among 494 respondents within five local government areas in Ibadan metropolis. Responses to users’ satisfaction items variables are subjected to descriptive, correlation and regression analysis. The major finding of this research was that, the changing dynamics of socio-economic attributes of the users influence their expectation on the criteria of affordable housing. The socio-economic attributes significantly influence users’ satisfaction on their current housing. The users are more aware about the facilities that should be associated with affordable housing and anything less than this makes them dissatisfied. The increasing level of education also proved to be a key factor influencing their awareness. The housing policy implications of these results were also highlighted.
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