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2017 | 17 | 44 | 757-775
Article title

Assessment of Residents’ Neighbourhood Confidence in an African Traditional City: The Abeokuta Experience

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Ocena zaufania sąsiedzkiego mieszkańców w tradycyjnym afrykańskim mieście: doświadczenia Abeokuty
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Abstracts
EN
This study examined the socio-economic attributes of respondents, their level of satisfaction with available infrastructure and services and intra-urban variation in residents level of neighbourhood confidence in Abeokuta Nigeria. The stratified residential zones are the older residential areas, newer residential areas and the Government Reserved Areas (GRA). A total of 123 residents were selected for survey using systematically sampling technique. The study revealed that residents’ socio-economic attributes such as income and educational status varied significantly with different residential areas. Findings revealed that there is low level of satisfaction with available facilities and services as they rated 2.9, 2.9 and 3.4 in the older, newer and GRA residential areas. Similarly, the mean neighbourhood confidence indices for the older residential area, newer residential area and GRA were 3.3, 2.9 and 3.7 respectively. The most important factor that increased residents’ confidence in the newer residential area and GRA was conducive physical environment for child raising with indices 3.6 and 4.2 respectively, while the most important factor that increased residents’ confidence in the older residential area was social cohesion. It recommended government provision of environmental amenities across the residential areas as well as encouragement of home ownership through the provision of housing schemes at low prices and interest rate. Keywords: neighbourhood, confidence, residential area, GRA, facilities, services, Abeokuta
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W niniejszym artykule zbadano społeczno-ekonomiczne atrybuty respondentów, ich satysfakcję z dostępnej infrastruktury oraz usług, a także wewnątrzmiejskie zróżnicowanie poziomu zaufania sąsiedzkiego wśród mieszkańców w Abeokucie w Nigerii. Do wyodrębnionych stref mieszkaniowych zaliczono: starszy obszar mieszkaniowy, nowszy obszar mieszkaniowy, a także obszar zarezerwowany rządowo (GRA). Wybrano łącznie 123 respondentów na podstawie techniki systematycznego doboru próby. Wyniki badań ukazały, że społeczno-ekonomiczne atrybuty badanych, takie jak dochód i wykształcenie, istotnie się różnią w zależności od obszaru zamieszkania. Poziom satysfakcji z dostępnych udogodnień infrastrukturalnych i usług jest niski i wynosi 2,9, 2,9 i 3,4 odpowiednio dla starszego, nowszego i rządowego obszaru mieszkaniowego. Analogicznie, średnie wskaźniki zaufania sąsiedzkiego dla starszego, nowszego i rządowego obszaru wyniosły odpowiednio 3,3, 2,9 i 3,7. Najważniejszym czynnikiem podnoszącym pewność sąsiedzką w nowszym oraz rządowym obszarze mieszkaniowym było sprzyjające otoczenie fizyczne dla dorastających dzieci ze wskaźnikami odpowiednio 3,6 i 4,2. Natomiast dla starszego obszaru mieszkaniowego czynnikiem takim była spójność społeczna. W artykule zarekomendowano zapewnienie środowiskowych obiektów rekreacyjnych w obszarach mieszkaniowych, jak też zachęcenie właścicieli mieszkań poprzez dostarczenie im po niskich cenach i stopach procentowych projektów domów.
Year
Volume
17
Issue
44
Pages
757-775
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Dates
published
2017-12-31
Contributors
  • Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife
  • Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife
  • Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife
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