Residential satisfaction of the elderly
Deal, Rachel Lyle
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This study sought to determine the association between perceived neighborhood safety and residential satisfaction in the elderly, and was conducted using data collected in the 2009 American Housing Survey (AHS). While residential satisfaction had been directly linked to neighborhood satisfaction and quality of life in previous studies, this study extended the literature by providing insight for housing professionals, policy makers, and consumers by empirically examining the linkage between perceived neighborhood safety and residential satisfaction in elderly individuals. The model used for the empirical analysis of this study controlled for a number of demographic and socioeconomic control variables and examined the relationship between residential satisfaction of the elderly and perceived neighborhood safety. Ordered Logit Models were run to analyze questions posed. Results and conclusions showed that perceived neighborhood safety variables and other demographic and socioeconomic variables were significant predictors of residential satisfaction for elderly United States respondents.