Housing expenditures and factors associated with housing selection and satisfaction as stated by a group of single Catholic adults Public Deposited

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  • The purpose of this study was to explore the housing expenditures and factors in, housing selection and satisfaction of single adults. The population tested was guests and members of two single Catholic adult clubs in Portland, Oregon. Questionnaires designed for collecting the data for the study were mailed to the total population of 202 members and guests. A total of 105 questionnaires were returned and analyzed in the study. The following hypotheses were tested: 1. There will be no significant relationship between housing expenditures and income. This hypothesis was accepted. 2. There will be no significant relationship between housing expenditures and persons with whom they live. This hypothesis was rejected. 3, Overall housing satisfaction will not vary significantly with differences in (a) age, (b) sex, (c) education, (d) housing type, (e) persons with whom they live, (f) income, or (g) housing expenditures. This hypothesis was rejected for part (a) age, and accepted for the following parts: (b) sex, (c) education, (d) housing type, (e) persons with whom they live, (f) income, and (g) housing expenditures. Of the respondents, 44 were males with an average age of 29.8 and 61 were females with an average age of 26.6. All except 12 of the respondents were educated beyond high school. Fifty-nine had earned a bachelor's degree and of this number 27 had done post-bachelor's work. In 1968, 60 respondents had incomes less than $6000; however, 55 earned $6000 and over. Males tended to have higher incomes than females. Ninety-two respondents had private bedrooms; however, most of the other rooms were shared except by those respondents who lived alone. One hundred or more of the respondents had a kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom in their present housing. At least 87 respondents indicated that they had adequate privacy, daylight, and ventilation. More than one-third of the respondents lived in their present housing less than one year, and more than one-third planned to move in the next few months. Chi-square tests showed that housing type, with whom the respondent lived, and housing cost were mutually dependent. The respondents who lived with their families tended to live in single family houses and had the lowest monthly housing expenditures. Many of the respondents who lived with their families had food included in the rent they paid, and many of them provided services in lieu of all or part of their housing costs. Respondents who lived alone or with friends tended to live in apartments. Those who lived alone tended to have the highest total monthly housing expenditures. Total monthly housing expenditures including utilities and rent or home ownership expenses averaged $95. Cost, privacy, and personal safety and protection were considered very important in selection of housing by at least half of the respondents. More than three-fourths of the respondents considered a swimming pool or fireplace not important in the selection of their present housing. Of the 105 respondents, 82 expressed some degree of satisfaction with their present housing. Based on a nine-point scale the overall housing satisifaction average was 7.17 indicating a general feeling of satisfaction with housing. The average satisfaction expressed for specific housing factors was the highest for personal safety and protection. The two housing factors with the lowest satisfaction averages were outdoor area (yard or patio) and space for entertaining friends. Satisfaction with 19 of the 23 housing factors rated was significantly correlated to overall housing satisfaction. Overall housing satisfaction varied significantly with age. The respondents in the lowest age group (22-25) were the most satisfied with their housing. Satisfaction did not vary significantly with differences in sex, education, housing type, persons with whom lived, income, or total monthly housing expenditures. The educational level of the respondents was independent of their housing expenditures and with whom they lived. There was no significant relationship between income level and housing expenditures of the respondents.
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