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dc.contributor.authorKwon, Hyun Jooen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:10:50Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:10:50Z
dc.date.issued2012-04-27en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05092012-145423en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/37735
dc.description.abstractPeople age 55 and over will dramatically increase in the next 25 years, and will comprise approximately 30% of the total population. They may want to maintain their current lifestyle, and at the same time, they will experience changes of their lifecycle stage that could affect their housing choices. Even though single-family, detached housing is the most dominant housing type in the U.S., a significant number of older adults could choose to live in multifamily housing if their motivations and background are understood. The choice to live in multifamily housing by adultsâ in their later life may be influenced by their past experiences living in multifamily housing, and by their current satisfaction with multifamily housing living. The purpose of this study was to investigate the past, current, and future housing behavior of residents 55 and older living in multifamily housing. The research framework for this study was developed based on Morris and Winterâ s (1975, 1978) theory of housing adjustment and Wisemanâ s (1980) model of elderly migration. The research framework was comprised of five major sections: (a) Current Demographic Characteristics, (b) Previous Demographic Characteristics, (c) Reasons for Moving into Current housing, (d) Residential Satisfaction, and (e) Intention to Move in the Future. Five major hypotheses were tested. This study was designed as a quantitative study, using a self-administered questionnaire administered by an online survey company. Between February 2, 2012 and February 4, 2012, a total of 431 usable surveys for this study were collected. Several statistical methods were employed: descriptive statistics, one-way ANOVA, Pearsonâ s correlation, crosstabs, exploratory factor analysis (EFA), and structural equation model (SEM). From EFA, three major reasons for moving into current housing (the multifamily living reason, the nearby activities reason, and the financial reason), and three residential satisfaction factors (satisfaction with the unit design, the multifamily community, and the location) were derived. Multifamily living reason significantly positively influenced satisfaction with the unit design, the multifamily community, and the location. There was a significant influence of the nearby activities reason only on satisfaction with the location. Financial reason significantly negatively influenced satisfaction with the unit design, the multifamily community, and the location. Satisfaction with the unit design and the multifamily community significantly negatively related to the intention to move. The findings from this study can help older adults and their advisors to better understand the housing decision-making process in later life, and inform the housing industry about the perceived potential benefits and challenges in developing multifamily housing for older adults.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectIntention to Moveen_US
dc.subjectResidential Satisfactionen_US
dc.subjectReasons for Movingen_US
dc.subjectMultifamily Housingen_US
dc.subjectOlder Adultsen_US
dc.titleHousing Behavior of Older Adults in Multifamily Housingen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApparel, Housing, and Resource Managementen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineApparel, Housing, and Resource Managementen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairBeamish, Julia O.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberParrott, Kathleen R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGoss, Rosemary Caruccien_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMitchell, Kimberly J.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05092012-145423/en_US
dc.date.sdate2012-05-09en_US
dc.date.rdate2012-05-24
dc.date.adate2012-05-24en_US


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