Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies
Jerelyn B. Schultz
This study was designed to investigate how housing satisfaction influences job satisfaction, overall quality of life, and job performance of university faculty. A stratified random sample of 204 faculty at Iowa State University were mailed questionnaires assessing job performance, job satisfaction, and overall quality of life. Sixty follow-up interviews were used to assess housing satisfaction. Data analysis included descriptive statistics, Pearson product moment correlation analysis, and multiple regression.;Results of the study indicated that faculty are generally satisfied with the location and structural characteristics of their homes. They are also satisfied with the location and availability of public facilities. Faculty are somewhat satisfied with structural quality and type, person-per-room ratio, length of residency, housing costs, and cost of living. Work is rated as being an extremely important component. Faculty were least satisfied with their material comforts.;Multiple regression analysis revealed that selected housing variables are significant predictors of job satisfaction. The housing variables did not, however, influence job productivity. Total housing satisfaction is a significant predictor of overall quality of life.
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Chinella Grayson Henderson
Henderson, Chinella Grayson, "The influence of housing satisfaction on job satisfaction, job performance and overall quality of life " (1987). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 8653.