Evaluating social environments : a case study of residential satisfaction in elderly shared-housing settings in Cape Town, South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Cattell, Keith S en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Ndagire, Susan en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-21T11:00:33Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-21T11:00:33Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Ndagire, S. 2016. Evaluating social environments : a case study of residential satisfaction in elderly shared-housing settings in Cape Town, South Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20554
dc.description.abstract The need for supportive non-conventional housing environments that encourage cohesion, conflict resolution, independence, self-disclosure, organisation, residential influence and physical comfort, amongst elderly residents is becoming critical, yet the evaluation of existing elderly housing settings is often overlooked. The aim of the research was to identify residents' perceptions of the social climate in shared housing settings, a non-conventional housing initiative being undertaken by non-profit organisations for the low-income elderly population group in Cape Town, South Africa. A case research study involved 45 participants living in 7 of the 13 shared houses affiliated to the Neighbourhood Old Age Homes (NOAH) organization. Using the Sheltered Care Environmental Scale (SCES), participants answered 63 'Yes / No' questions aimed at revealing their opinions of the social climate in the shared homes. The initial findings detected overall satisfaction amongst most residents regarding interfacing social dynamics, suggesting high levels of perceived independence, self-disclosure and residential influence. Mixed results were generally observed regarding interfacing social dynamics related to levels of physical comfort, organization in the homes, cohesion and conflict resolution. The findings suggest that the shared housing concept advanced by the Neighbourhood Old Age Homes (NOAH) organisation has been able to successfully promote a sense of cohesion, conflict resolution, independence, self-disclosure, organisation, residential influence and physical comfort amongst residents, thereby playing a vital role in residents' experience of residential satisfaction in these homes. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Property Studies en_ZA
dc.title Evaluating social environments : a case study of residential satisfaction in elderly shared-housing settings in Cape Town, South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Department of Construction Economics and Management en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Ndagire, S. (2016). <i>Evaluating social environments : a case study of residential satisfaction in elderly shared-housing settings in Cape Town, South Africa</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Construction Economics and Management. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20554 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Ndagire, Susan. <i>"Evaluating social environments : a case study of residential satisfaction in elderly shared-housing settings in Cape Town, South Africa."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Construction Economics and Management, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20554 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Ndagire S. Evaluating social environments : a case study of residential satisfaction in elderly shared-housing settings in Cape Town, South Africa. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Construction Economics and Management, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20554 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Ndagire, Susan AB - The need for supportive non-conventional housing environments that encourage cohesion, conflict resolution, independence, self-disclosure, organisation, residential influence and physical comfort, amongst elderly residents is becoming critical, yet the evaluation of existing elderly housing settings is often overlooked. The aim of the research was to identify residents' perceptions of the social climate in shared housing settings, a non-conventional housing initiative being undertaken by non-profit organisations for the low-income elderly population group in Cape Town, South Africa. A case research study involved 45 participants living in 7 of the 13 shared houses affiliated to the Neighbourhood Old Age Homes (NOAH) organization. Using the Sheltered Care Environmental Scale (SCES), participants answered 63 'Yes / No' questions aimed at revealing their opinions of the social climate in the shared homes. The initial findings detected overall satisfaction amongst most residents regarding interfacing social dynamics, suggesting high levels of perceived independence, self-disclosure and residential influence. Mixed results were generally observed regarding interfacing social dynamics related to levels of physical comfort, organization in the homes, cohesion and conflict resolution. The findings suggest that the shared housing concept advanced by the Neighbourhood Old Age Homes (NOAH) organisation has been able to successfully promote a sense of cohesion, conflict resolution, independence, self-disclosure, organisation, residential influence and physical comfort amongst residents, thereby playing a vital role in residents' experience of residential satisfaction in these homes. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - Evaluating social environments : a case study of residential satisfaction in elderly shared-housing settings in Cape Town, South Africa TI - Evaluating social environments : a case study of residential satisfaction in elderly shared-housing settings in Cape Town, South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20554 ER - en_ZA


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