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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Atiles, Jorge Horacio
URN etd-06062008-163813
Title Manufactured housing :an assessment of community attitudes
Degree PhD
Department Housing, Interior Design, and Resource Management
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Goss, Rosemary Carucci Committee Chair
Beamish, Julia O. Committee Member
Howard, Jeanne B. Committee Member
Johnson, Michael K. Committee Member
Koebel, Charles Theodore Committee Member
Parrott, Kathleen R. Committee Member
Keywords
  • rural Virginia
  • NIMBY
  • not in my back yard
  • mobile homes
Date of Defense 1995-09-09
Availability restricted
Abstract

This study examined the opinions of 552 residents of rural Virginia regarding acceptance of manufactured homes, formerly known as mobile homes, and their occupants. The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent respondents' demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, innovativeness, and perceptions of manufactured home characteristics, its occupants and neighborhood characteristics, predicted the acceptance of manufactured homes.

Data were obtained from two mail surveys distributed among eight rural counties. One survey covered single-section manufactured homes (N = 274) and another covered double-section manufactured homes (N = 278). A proposed theoretical model was adapted from M. J. Dear and S. M. Taylor's (1982) model for community attitudes toward mental health care facilities. Hypotheses were tested through multiple regression analyses.

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