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Predictors of Florida retirees' housing decisions and housing adjustments

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dc.contributor.advisor Douglass, Victoria S.
dc.creator Yamamoto, Toshiko
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-12T16:53:49Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-12T16:53:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2004-06-09
dc.date.issued 2004-06-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/29790
dc.description Graduation date: 2005 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis addresses the issue of comfortable and functional living environments to provide seniors with opportunities for "age in place," that is, living in one's own house after retirement. Such living environments enhance seniors' life satisfaction since the majority of seniors prefer to stay in their own houses and live independently. In order to create suitable environments for seniors, professionals need to examine the relationships between seniors' housing behaviors and their living environments. Studying seniors' housing behaviors is particularly timely now as the first generation of baby boomers enters retirement and begins making increasingly large demands for adequate housing. This exigency emphasizes the urgent need for attention and understanding toward seniors' housing behaviors. This thesis investigates two groups of factors- physical abilities and medical conditions - which influence seniors' housing behaviors, examines characteristics of the groups, and compares the influences of the groups on seniors' housing behaviors according to hypotheses that the more problems the elderly have, the more effect these problems will have on adapting or changing housing. The thesis used data collected by Eleanor Palo Stoller, Ph.D. (with the support of a grant from the National Institute on Aging) from subjects who were elderly Finnish American retirees and other European American retirees in Florida. The results supported the assumption that the more functional and health problems the elderly have, the more changes the elderly will make to their houses. The thesis suggests further areas for research and ways to enhance seniors' housing arrangements. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Retirees -- Housing -- Florida en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Retirees -- Housing -- Florida -- Decision making en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Retirees -- Health and hygiene -- Florida en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Older people -- Housing -- Florida en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Older people -- Housing -- Florida -- Decision making en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Older people -- Health and hygiene -- Florida en_US
dc.title Predictors of Florida retirees' housing decisions and housing adjustments en_US
dc.type Thesis/Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science (M.S.) in Design and Human Environment en_US
dc.degree.level Master's en_US
dc.degree.discipline Health and Human Sciences en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Steggell, Carmen D.
dc.contributor.committeemember Caughey, Carol C.
dc.contributor.committeemember Waldkirch, Andreas
dc.description.digitization File scanned at 300 ppi (Monochrome, 8 bit grayscale) using ScandAll PRO 1.8.1 on a Fi-6770A in PDF format. CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR. en_US
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