Comparative Assessment of Students’ Satisfaction with Hostel Accommodation in Selected Private Universities in Ogun State, Nigeria

  • Tajudeen Azeez Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State
  • David Taiwo Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State
  • Basirat Mogaji-Allison Department of Estate Management, Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State
  • Azeez Bello Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State

Abstract

The study assessed students’ satisfaction with hostel accommodation in selected private universities in Ogun State, Nigeria. This was done by comparing the level of housing satisfaction of students residing in selected private universities’ hostels. The study utilized structured questionnaires to obtain primary data from students and university authorities in the two selected private universities in the study area. There were twenty two (22) hostels in the study area (15 hostels in Crescent University, Abeokuta and 7 hostels in Bells University of Technology, Ota). From these hostels, Five (5) hostels from Crescent University and three (3) hostels from Bells University of Technology was randomly selected. There were three hundred and eight (308) rooms in the eight (8) hostels selected. Simple random sampling was used to select thirty five percent (35%) of the rooms in the study area. Thus, the sample size was one hundred and eight rooms (108) (65 from Crescent University and 43 from Bells University). Data obtained were analyzed through the use of descriptive statistics such as frequency tabulation to assess the general levels of students’ housing satisfaction, and also the use of Relative Satisfaction Index (RSI) to determine the degree of students’ satisfaction with each of the housing components identified for the study. The results revealed that students in Bells University of Technology were more satisfied with their hostel accommodation compared to students of Crescent University (RSI = 4.22 and 3.65 respectively for Bells University of Technology, Ota and Crescent University, Abeokuta). The study indicated that the standard of housing components can significantly influence students’ satisfaction with their hostel accommodation. It is therefore pertinent that the university authorities should consider the provision of adequate and quality infrastructure when planning and designing students’ housing.

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Published
2016-11-30
How to Cite
Azeez, T., Taiwo, D., Mogaji-Allison, B., & Bello, A. (2016). Comparative Assessment of Students’ Satisfaction with Hostel Accommodation in Selected Private Universities in Ogun State, Nigeria. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 12(32), 410. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2016.v12n32p410