Residents’ Resentment of Neighbourhood Choice in Port Harcourt Municipality

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Grace Anita Otuore
Precious Nwobidi Ede
Ebiwari Wokekoro

Abstract

This study examined residents’ resentment of neighborhood choice in Port Harcourt municipality, Nigeria. The study utilized both secondary and primary data sources. Primary data were collected using face-to-face administration of a largely pre-coded household questionnaire, to a probability sample of 396 respondents, drawn from the neighbourhoods. Data analysis was based on responses from 193 questionnaires retrieved and the univariate analytical method was adopted. The study found that large percentage of residents reported a negative rating of neighbourhood choice indicators such as waste collection and disposal, safety of lives and property, fire stations, cleanliness of the neighbourhood, residential planning, and government provision of housing for the poor, hospitals/clinics, recreational areas, maintenance of streets, aesthetic condition, noise level and the neighbourhood condition. Residents rated markets adequate and fire hazards low. The study concluded that majority of the residents rated neighbourhood quality indicators inadequate. The study recommended that government should intervene in these areas to improve the neighbourhood quality to achieve sustainability.

Keywords:
Resentment, neighbourhood, choice, rating, residents, inhabitants, Port Harcourt.

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Otuore, G. A., Nwobidi Ede, P., & Wokekoro, E. (2020). Residents’ Resentment of Neighbourhood Choice in Port Harcourt Municipality. Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International, 24(9), 25-38. https://doi.org/10.9734/jgeesi/2020/v24i930251
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