Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1991

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Human Development and Family Studies

First Advisor

Earl W. Morris

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9223

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Sehwa Yang Khil

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9126205

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

153 pages

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