CONSEQUENCES OF RESIDENTIAL CONDITIONS ON PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING OF COMMUNITIES IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA

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  • OLOWABI BABATUNDE OLUWASEYI

Keywords:

housing condition, housing quality, psychological wellbeing, stress, safety

Abstract

Housing is more than shelter as it embraces all social services and utilities that lead to worthy living. This includes equipment and devices needed or desired for the physical, mental, health and social wellbeing of the household or individual. The research was perceived with the aim of tends to examine the effects of residential conditions on psychological wellbeing of Okelele-Adangba communities in Ilorin west local government area, Kwara State. The methods employed were systematic random sampling of interval of 5 buildings, amounting into one hundred and nineteen (119) buildings being sampled. Both qualitative and quantitative data were used for this study and they were sourced from primary and secondary sources. Data were analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Results reveal that residents living in submerged buildings felt tensed thinking of their housing conditions; depressed when they heard about the cases of robbery; ashamed of inviting friends to their dilapidated houses and dirty environment; and at the slightest opportunity, will like moving to another houses in better areas. The regression results of (r2 = 0.950) and the F-ratio (9200.376) which are significant at 0.01 confidence level, reveal that poor quality housing is in fact a significant explanatory variable as far as psychological well-being of the residents is concerned. The research concluded the findings with few recommendations like slum upgrading and economic rejuvenation, provision of infrastructure master plan, as well as joint environmental management plan as the way forward.

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2020-03-26

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BABATUNDE OLUWASEYI, O. (2020). CONSEQUENCES OF RESIDENTIAL CONDITIONS ON PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING OF COMMUNITIES IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA. Quantum Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology, 1(1), 21–32. Retrieved from https://qjoest.com/index.php/qjoest/article/view/3

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