The link between homeownership motivation and housing satisfaction

Teck Hong Tan, Kok Wei Khong

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It is reasonable to believe that the degree of housing satisfaction may depend on the motivation of home owning as motivation has been an important reason in the explanation of homeownership. There is little empirical evidence demonstrating how homeownership motivation, as defined by local amenities investment, social capital investment, residential stability, and financial benefits of home owning affect housing satisfaction in the Malaysian context. In this paper, Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was used to examine the link between homeownership motivation and housing satisfaction. Results showed that social capital investment and residential stability of homeownership appears to be important determinants of housing satisfaction. The findings also indicated that interdependencies among homeownership motivation variables were important extensions of the housing satisfaction model because they help improve the ability of model to predict housing satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Economics and Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Homeownership
  • Housing satisfaction
  • Motivation
  • Structural equation modeling (SEM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)
  • Strategy and Management


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