A study on time perspectives during housing selection and their relationship to subsequent home life (part 1): Couples' living conditions and the effects of dissatisfaction with housing on happiness

Noriko ISHIKAWA, Hiromi ITAMI, Takaya KOJIMA

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Abstract

This study used a causal model to determine how time perspectives affect couple' home life and happiness. When moving, looking to the future - thinking about one's "living situation"→"future living space"→a home's "basic specifications" - increased one's satisfaction with one's new housing. Looking to the past - i.e. thinking abour one's "living situation"→"resuming life" - increased women's satisfaction with new housing, while "basic specifications" increased men's satisfaction. Thinking about "resuming life" reduced thoughts of divorce. An unbalanced family life encouraged divorce and reduced happiness while thinking about a new home's "basic specifications" increased happiness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-23
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
Volume86
Issue number779
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jan

Keywords

  • Divorce
  • Dwelling life
  • Happiness
  • Married couple
  • Time perspective
  • Work-life balance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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