Title A Study on the Characteristics of Residential Environment and Behavior in the Middle-aged Single-person Households
Authors 서연아(Seo, Yeon-A) ; 강석진(Kang, Seok-Jin)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2021.37.2.43
Page pp.43-53
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Middle-aged; Single-person household; Residential environment; Behavior; CPTED; Factor analysis
Abstract The purpose of this study is to analyze the environmental and behavioral characteristics of middle-aged single-person households and seek the direction of housing planning. According to prior researches analysis, there were many studies focused on single-person households of young and old people, but there was a lack of studies analyzing the characteristics of middle-aged single-person households. The results of this survey are as follows: First of all, in terms of behavior, the respondents have been lived alone for voluntary reasons, and their intention of future marriage was reserved. These middle-aged single-person households had many media-centered leisure along with rest at home. Second, there was a high tendency to prefer individual residential environments in conjunction with individualized behavioral characteristics. Third, the factors that had a high impact on life satisfaction of single-person household were spatial and economic factors. Fourth, because single-person households live alone, fear of night crime and crime against people was very high. In conclusion, single-person households in the middle-aged are likely to continue as single-person households based on a certain level of economic power. And also, they express an active opinion of the residential environment and are satisfied with a personalized and independent life.