Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Human Development and Family Studies
Earl W. Morris
The purpose of this dissertation was to compare the housing adjustment propensities of Korean, Mexican, and American households. The theoretical framework was the Morris and Winter model of housing adjustment. Every household in every culture was assumed to perform a sequence of housing adjustment behaviors to attain desired housing. The purposes had been accomplished through an analysis of three data sets from different sources. Path analysis was employed for testing the empirical model, and the same procedures were performed individually with the three sets of data. There seemed to be some similarities in adjustment patterns between the Mexican and the U.S. samples even if there were small differences in the effects of the explanatory variables, while the Korean sample showed different patterns compared to the others. The empirical model of housing adjustment did not explain well the propensity to move or propensity to alter and/or add of Korean households.
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Sehwa Yang Khil
Khil, Sehwa Yang, "A cross-cultural study of housing adjustment among Korean, Mexican, and American households " (1991). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 9537.