Housing in Old Age: Dynamical Interactions between Neighborhood Attachment, Neighbor Annoyance, and Residential Satisfaction

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Beyer A, Kamin S, Lang F
Journal: Journal of Housing for the Elderly
Publication year: 2017
ISSN: 0276-3893
Language: English


Abstract


Objective: Residential satisfaction and neighborhood quality


play major roles in aging well. However, longitudinal research


10 about the interplay between such factors is still sparse. Our 1-


year study examined whether change in residential satisfaction


was associated with change in two indicators of neighborhood


quality: neighborhood attachment and neighbor annoyance.


Methods: Findings come from a longitudinal study with 85


15 community-dwelling German older adults (age range: 60 to


92 years). Participants filled out questionnaires at two


measurements that were 1 year apart. The interplay between


residential satisfaction and neighborhood was explored using


a cross-path model.


20 Results: Higher levels of residential satisfaction predicted


enhanced attachment and reduced annoyance over time.


Moreover, attachment predicted positive change in residential


satisfaction over the course of 1 year.


Conclusion: Results suggest that older adults may apply


25 adaptive behaviors and strategies to optimize their neighborly


experiences. Such findings have implications for improving


residential satisfaction in community-dwelling older adults.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Beyer, Anja
Institut für Psychogerontologie
Kamin, Stefan Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Psychogerontologie
Lang, Frieder Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Psychogerontologie


How to cite

APA:
Beyer, A., Kamin, S., & Lang, F. (2017). Housing in Old Age: Dynamical Interactions between Neighborhood Attachment, Neighbor Annoyance, and Residential Satisfaction. Journal of Housing for the Elderly. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02763893.2017.1335671

MLA:
Beyer, Anja, Stefan Kamin, and Frieder Lang. "Housing in Old Age: Dynamical Interactions between Neighborhood Attachment, Neighbor Annoyance, and Residential Satisfaction." Journal of Housing for the Elderly (2017).

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