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Predictors of satisfaction with housing and neighbourhood: A nationwide study in the Republic of Ireland

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The present paper reports results from a nationwide study, based on a representative sample in the Republic of Ireland. It is part of a harmonised study of subjective social indicators which has been carried out in eight member countries of the European Community. The data, which were obtained by survey techniques, are largely subjective or perceptual in nature. However, objective data were also obtained, thus permitting direct comparisons, in many cases, between objective conditions and subjective measures related to housing and neighbourhood to determine which characteristics were most highly predictive of overall satisfaction with housing and overall satisfaction with neighbourhood. In addition, the relationships between housing and neighbourhood variables and more global attitudinal variables (i.e., life satisfaction and anomia) were explored.

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Davis, E., Fine-Davis, M. Predictors of satisfaction with housing and neighbourhood: A nationwide study in the Republic of Ireland. Soc Indic Res 9, 477–494 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00286349

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Keywords

  • Life Satisfaction
  • Representative Sample
  • European Community
  • Objective Data
  • Member Country