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Residential satisfaction: concept, theories and empirical studies

Mohit, Mohammad Abdul and Al-Khanbashi, Adel Mahfoud Mubarak (2014) Residential satisfaction: concept, theories and empirical studies. PLANNING MALAYSIA - Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, 3. pp. 47-66. ISSN 1675-6215

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Residential satisfaction, defined as the feeling of contentment when one has or achieves what one needs or desires in a house, is an important indicator and planners, architects, developers and policy makers use it in a number of ways. There are three theories – housing needs theory, housing deficit theory and psychological construct theory, and most empirical studies have used these theories or a combination of these theories in their research design. A number of variables representing housing and neighbourhood characteristics, individuals‘ socio-demographic attributes as well as their perceptions of housing and neighbourhood conditions have been analysed in most empirical studies what stand to indicate that further studies are required until a general theory of residential satisfaction/ dissatisfaction emerges. Also, a host of variables belonging to housing and its environment including the sociodemographic attributes of residents exert significant influences on the level of residential satisfaction/ dissatisfaction which is however, culture and value specific indicating that further studies on residential satisfaction/ dissatisfaction can be undertaken on case specific context to guide public policies on housing.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3631/41032
Uncontrolled Keywords: Residential satisfaction, housing needs theory, housing deficit theory, psychological constructs theory, neighbourhood characteristics
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr Mohammad Abdul Mohit
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 15:10
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 12:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41032

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