International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2572

Full Length Research Paper

A study on determination of the factors affecting dwelling choice: Düzce Toki housing area, Turkey

  Aybike Ayfer KARADAÄž*, Mehmet KORAL and Samet AYDIN
Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Forestry, Duzce University, Duzce, 81620, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 26 April 2012
  •  Published: 31 May 2012



The aim of this study is to define the factors affecting the choice of dwelling and to analyse the effect of user properties. For this purpose, a questionnaire was conducted to 215 users chosen randomly in the dwelling built by Düzce TOKÄ°. The gained data were transferred to computer environment with SPSS 16.00 program, and factor and variance analyses was carried out. At the end of the factor analysis, 9 factors (insulation systems and exterior decoration design, dwelling economy, heating systems, accessibility, security systems, social interaction, and dwellings plan) and 29 variables that are effective on the choice of dwelling were defined. Also, some connections between the factors and the users’ sexes, educational statuses, job statuses, monthly incomes, being tenants or homeowners, being from Düzce or not and having children or not were detected.


Key words: Dwelling, dwelling choices, dwelling satisifaction, TOKÄ° Houses, Düzce.