Factors influencing personalization of dwellings among residents of selected public housing estates Lagos Nigeria

Main Article Content

Kolawole Opeyemi Morakinyo

Abstract

Several factors have been implicated as responsible for personalization of dwellings. These factors ranges from demographic, socioeconomic and cultural. Demographic factors however, have been most frequently cited with respect to housing behaviour of households. Within the context of public housing, this study seeks to investigate factors influencing personalization of dwellings among residents of public housing estates using selected Public Housing Estates of the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC) as case study. The cross-sectional survey research design was employed in this study. This involved collection of primary data using structured questionnaire and personal observations. Four public housing estates were selected purposively comprising three low-income and one medium-income housing estate out of 22 low-income and 10 medium-income estates, being the largest estates. The sampling frame for the four selected estates comprised 9734 housing units in 1361 blocks of flat out of which systematic random sampling was used to select a sample size of 973 housing units.


The result of the binary logistic regression revealed gender, religion, educational and income level, current household size, satisfaction with housing design, living status and availability of alternative dwelling were all significantly associated with personalization of dwellings. Lower odds of personalization was found among the men (OR=0.003, p<0.05) when compared to the women. While the odds of personalization was 82.0% lower (OR=0.18, p<0.05) among respondents from other religious group relative to respondents affiliated to the Christian religion, respondents affiliated to the Islam religion were 18.0% (OR=0.82, p>0.05) less likely to personalize their dwellings relative to Christian respondents, although the result was not statistically significant for respondents affiliated to Islam women. While respondents with higher education were 85.0% (OR=0.15, p<0.05) less likely to personalize their dwellings, respondents with secondary education were 69.0% (OR=0.31, p>0.05) less likely to personalize their dwellings relative to respondents with maximum of primary education, though the results was not statistically significant among respondents with maximum of primary education. Other factors that were significantly associated with personalization of dwellings include: higher income level, household size, level of satisfactions with design, residency status and ownership of alternative apartment. The findings of this study reinforced the importance of socio-economic variables as important factors to be considered in the study of personalization of dwellings. 

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Article Details

How to Cite
Morakinyo, Kolawole Opeyemi. 2021. “Factors Influencing Personalization of Dwellings Among Residents of Selected Public Housing Estates Lagos Nigeria”. ARTEKS : Jurnal Teknik Arsitektur 6 (1), 85-92. https://doi.org/10.30822/arteks.v6i1.620.
Section
ARTICLES-RESEARCH

References

Abu-Ghazzeh, Tawfiq M. 2000. ‘Environmental Messages in Multiple-Family Housing: Territory and Personalization’. Landscape Research 25 (1): 97–115. https://doi.org/10.1080/014263900113190.
Adedayo, O. F. 2011. ‘Customization of Housing Units on Mass Housing Estates on Nigeria: A Case Study of Kwara State’. University of Technology Minna, Niger State.
Adetunji Babatunde, M., and Festus O. Egwaikhide. 2010. ‘Explaining Nigeria’s Import Demand Behaviour: A Bound Testing Approach’. International Journal of Development Issues 9 (2): 167–87. https://doi.org/10.1108/14468951011062354.
Dano, Umar Lawal, Abdul-Lateef Balogun, Ismaila Rimi Abubakar, and Yusuf Adedoyin Aina. 2020. ‘Transformative Urban Governance: Confronting Urbanization Challenges with Geospatial Technologies in Lagos, Nigeria’. GeoJournal 85 (4): 1039–56. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10708-019-10009-1.
Gifford, Robert. 1997. Environmental Psychology: Principles and Practice. United States: Allyn & Bacon.
Gosling, Samuel D., Kenneth H. Craik, Nicholas R. Martin, and Michelle R. Pryor. 2005. ‘The Personal Living Space Cue Inventory’. Environment and Behavior 37 (5): 683–705. https://doi.org/10.1177/0013916504274011.
Gosling, Samuel D., Sei Jin Ko, Thomas Mannarelli, and Margaret E. Morris. 2002. ‘A Room with a Cue: Personality Judgments Based on Offices and Bedrooms.’ Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 82 (3): 379–98. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.82.3.379.
Jiboye, Adesoji David. 2011. ‘Evaluating Public Housing Performance : Providing a Basis for Residential Quality Improvement in Nigeria’. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research 9 (2): 225–32.
Jones, Randall M., Denise E. Taylor, Andrew J. Dick, and Archana Singh. 2007. ‘Bedroom Design and Decoration: Gender Difference in Preference and Activity’. Adolescence 42 (167): 539–53.
Kopec. 2006. Environmental Psychology for Design. Fairchild s, Hardcover.
Makinde, Olusola Oladapo. 2015. ‘Influences of Socio-Cultural Experiences on Residents’ Satisfaction in Ikorodu Low-Cost Housing Estate, Lagos State’. Environment, Development and Sustainability 17 (1): 173–98. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-014-9545-6.
Marcus, Clare Cooper, and Wendy Sarkissian. 1988. Housing As If People Mattered: Site Design Guidelines for Medium-Density Family Housing. 1st ed. California: University of California Press.
Natakun, Boonanan, and David O’Brien. 2008. ‘Extending the House/ Extending the Dream: Modification to Government-Built Housing in Bangkok Metropolitan Regional’. Journal of Architectural Planning Research and Studies 6 (3): 45–64. https://so02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jars/article/view/168717/121386.
Ressell, A., R. Potangaroa, and V. Feng. 2008. ‘Houses or Homes? The Patterns of Design’. In The 4th International Post Disaster Reconstruction Conference, i – Rec 2008. Christchurch, New Zealand: i – Rec.
Salau, O.A., O.A. Opara-Nadi, and R. Swennen. 1992. ‘Effects of Mulching on Soil Properties, Growth and Yield of Plantain on a Tropical Ultisol in Southeastern Nigeria’. Soil and Tillage Research 23 (1–2): 73–93. https://doi.org/10.1016/0167-1987(92)90006-W.
Sazally, Salehaton H., Erdayu Os’Hara Omar, Hazlina Hamdan, and Anniz Fazli Ibrahim Bajunid. 2012. ‘Personalisation of Terraced Houses in Section 7, Shah Alam, Selangor’. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 49: 319–27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.07.030.
Tognoli, Jerome. 1980. ‘Differences in Women’s and Men’s Responses to Domestic Space’. Sex Roles 6 (6): 833–42. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00287238.
Weisner, Thomas S., and Joan C. Weibel. 1981. ‘Home Environments and Family Lifestyles in California’. Environment and Behavior 13 (4): 417–60. https://doi.org/10.1177/0013916581134002.
Wells, Meredith M., Luke Thelen, and Jennifer Ruark. 2007. ‘Workspace Personalization and Organizational Culture’. Environment and Behavior 39 (5): 616–34. https://doi.org/10.1177/0013916506295602.