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Urbani izziv Volume 28, No. 2, December 2017 : 96-109

UDK: 316.334.54:364.68-053.9
DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2017-28-02-002

 

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Author

Boštjan KERBLER

Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
bostjan.kerbler@uirs.si

Richard SENDI

Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
richard.sendi@uirs.si

Maša FILIPOVIČ HRAST

Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za družbene vede, Ljubljana, Slovenija
masa.filipovic@fdv.uni-lj.si

 

Title

The relationship of the elderly toward their home and living environment

 

Abstract

Housing is a basic human good and right. It plays a versatile role, allowing people to fulfil a number of needs, and it is not limited only to one’s immediate living space, but also includes an individual’s wider living environment. People’s relationship toward housing and their living environment changes over the course of their lives. Especially in old age, housing becomes more important. Research shows that the elderly want to remain in their home environments as long as possible because they are closely attached to them. In order to determine whether these findings also apply to Slovenia, this article analyses how attached the elderly in Slovenia are to their homes and wider living environment and how satisfied they are with living there. The elderly’s views were obtained with a survey, and a statistical analysis was carried out using SPSS software, based on the calculation of various statistical correlation tests. The analysis confirmed the assumption that the Slovenian elderly are also very attached to their homes or home environments and are satisfied with living there. In addition, the analysis showed some differences among the elderly in this regard depending on their age, where they live and how long they have been living in their current homes.

 

Key Words

population aging, housing, living environment, satisfaction, attachment, aging in place

 

 

 

PUBLISHER

Urbanistični inštitut RS
Urbani izziv - Editorial Board
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Print edition: 0353-6483
Web edition: 1855-8399

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