Title Exploring Housing Consciousness and Lifestyles of Korean Students in China and Chinese Students in Korea in Relation to Shared Housing Design
Authors 장신웨(Zhang, Xin-Yue) ; 박수빈(Park, Soo-Been)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2023.39.6.55
Page pp.55-66
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Housing Consciousness; Housing Lifestyle; Share House Design; Housing Needs; Korean and Chinese Foreign Students
Abstract In recent years, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of younger-generation students opting for shared housing, indicating a rapid adaptation to new housing trends. This study aims to gain insights into the specific requirements of international students, particularly Korean students studying in China referred to as Group K, and Chinese students studying in Korea referred to as Group C. The analysis focuses on two key factors: housing consciousness (HC) and housing lifestyles (HL). These factors serve as indicators that reflect residents’ needs in response to housing trends and demonstrate their adaptability to such trends. To accomplish this, a structured survey research method was employed following an extensive literature review. A total of one hundred students from Group K and Group C respectively participated in the survey. The collected data was analyzed using statistical techniques such as crosstabs, factor analysis, cluster analysis, and ANOVA. The results revealed both Group K and Group C could be divided into six subgroups: Cluster K1, K2, and K3 and Cluster C1, C2, and C3 based on the factor and cluster analysis results. These six subgroups exhibited significant variations in the types, sizes, and themes of their shared houses. Substantial differences were observed among the subgroups concerning the students’ preferences for a living room, dining room and kitchen, the ratio of living rooms to bedrooms, and the importance of shared spaces. However, no significant variations were found among the subgroups regarding the number of household members, the size and function of individual bedrooms, and the types of spaces within the shared houses.