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


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Author(s): Beyer A, Kamin S, Lang F
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.


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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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