Master of Arts (MA)
Geography & Environmental Studies
Faculty of Arts
Based on the behavioural approach, this thesis examines housing satisfaction in Xian, The People’s Republic of China, and its implications for housing policy. A conceptual framework of housing satisfaction along three dimensions, housing environment system, social structure, and housing policy, is presented and discussed. From this framework a set of hypotheses are stated and subsequently tested. The strongest factor found to affect housing satisfaction is people’s living space and housing condition is another important factor. Through examining housing policy and housing satisfaction, the centrally controlled Chinese housing policies are shown to need modification and changes in housing supply should be introduced to meet people’s housing demands.
Zhang, Jidong, "Housing Policy and Housing Satisfaction in the People’s Republic of China: A Behavioural Approach Applied in the City of Xian" (1987). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 1427.