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
- 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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