Accession Number : ADA258371

Title :   A Military Residential Location Decision Model: Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK

Personal Author(s) : Breidenstine, John H.

Report Date : 30 NOV 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 182

Abstract : The thesis examines residential selection, preference, and satisfaction within the Fort Belvoir Military Community. A questionnaire survey is undertaken on the installation to reveal the different respondent's residential choices made by examining site and situational attributes. Variations in selection, preference, and satisfaction by twenty-two socioeconomic variables are also examined. Finally, a regression analysis is used to disclose which attributes/variables contribute the most to the explanation and prediction of Military Residential Location Decision Making. The Model of the Residential Location Decision Process developed by Brown and Moore in 1970 serves as the basis for this research and will be adapted to fit within the military context of residential selection theory. The refined regression models derived for selection and satisfaction lead to the development of two attribute diagrams that depict the most important of these characteristics within each of six residential rank categories. The Military Residential Location Decision Making Model developed will serve as the template for the interpretation of this group's diversity with regards to their residential choices made. Overall, respondents are satisfied with their housing. The results reveal higher satisfaction among officers, residents of off-post dwellings, and homeowners. While lower levels of satisfaction are found within off-post renters and enlisted barracks residents. The variations noted within the levels of selection, preference, and satisfaction suggests a definite trend in the military residential selection process and justifies the requirement for a redesigned model.

Descriptors :   *HOUSING(DWELLINGS), *SURVEYS, *MILITARY FACILITIES, BARRACKS, COMMUNITIES, DECISION MAKING, INSTALLATION, MODELS, PREDICTIONS, QUESTIONNAIRES, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, REQUIREMENTS, SELECTION, SITES, TEMPLATES, THEORY, THESES, VARIABLES, RESIDENTIAL SECTION, GEOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE