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Donnish Journal of Geography and Regional Planning

October 2017 Vol. 3(1), pp. 001-009

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Original Research Article


Evaluating Residentsí Quality of Life in Core Area of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State


POPOOLA, A.S1*, DARAMOLA, O.P2, ADEYEMI, A.A3 and IGBALAJOBI, O.J4

1,4Department of Geography and Planning Science, Faculty of the Social Sciences, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.
2Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
3Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Lagos, Akoka Lagos, Nigeria.

Corresponding Author's Email: popoolasheyi@gmail.com

Accepted 26th September, 2017.



Abstract


The study assessed the residential quality of life in core area of Ado, Ekiti State. The study ascertains residentsí perception of neighborhood attributes, residentsí quality of life and the most important variable to enhance the residential quality of life. Primary data was collected, using questionnaire, from a sample of 162 respondents. The ANOVA method of Analysis was adopted. The study found that, residential quality of life was low with garbage on the streets. There was no traffic congestion; because; the area was not accessible and periodic flooding occurs in the neighborhoods. The study revealed that 18% of the residents were unhappy with their residential quality of life and majority of (45%) the residents perceived neighborhoods to be of medium quality. The study concluded that the improvement of conditions as perceived by the residents was important in raising the residential quality of life and recommended that in the provision of public services; the perceptions of the beneficiaries must be taken into consideration.

Keywords: Residential, Life Quality, Core area, Neighborhood condition.

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POPOOLA, A.S, DARAMOLA, O.P, ADEYEMI, A.A and IGBALAJOBI, O.J. Evaluating Residentsí Quality of Life in Core Area of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. Donnish Journal of Geography and Regional Planning. 3(1) 2017 pp. 001-009.


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