An Analysis of the Factors That Influence Elders’ Choice of Location and Housing

Hulya Oztop, Sevinc Sanli Akkurt


This study was aimed at determining the pull and push factors that influence elders' choices of housing and location. The study sample consisted of 150 seniors aged 60 years and older. The participants were selected by using “snowball sampling technique" and were included in a survey. It was found that the rate of participating elders who did not want to move from their current houses was higher than those who did. The rate of females who did not want to move was higher than that of males (p<0.001). The study results revealed that the most important push factor for elders who moved or considered moving was making plans for the place they wanted to live for the rest of their lives. The mean score of males at this point was found to be higher than that of the females (p<0.001). The main pulling factor among elders who wanted to stay in their houses was the feeling of security. The mean score of females at this point was higher than that of males (p<0.01).

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International Journal of Business Administration
ISSN 1923-4007(Print) ISSN 1923-4015(Online)


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