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Housing for All? The Psychological Impacts of the Irish Housing Crisis

Halvey, Emma (2022) Housing for All? The Psychological Impacts of the Irish Housing Crisis. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Aims: The current study aimed to assess the impact of residential status, housing opportunity, housing security and housing satisfaction on mental well-being in adults aged 18+ and living in Ireland. This study sought to provide a greater understanding of the impact of the Irish housing crisis on mental health continuum and optimism scores, while controlling for personality traits as a confounding variable.

Method: An online questionnaire was administered to participants (n = 553) through social media which consisted of demographic questions in relation to housing, the Mental Health Continuum – Short Form scale (MHC-SF), the Life Orientation Revised scale (LOT-R) and the Big Five Inventory – Short scale (BFI-S).

Results: Results showed significant differences between residential status, housing opportunity and housing security groups on mental health continuum scores but not optimism scores. Both mental health continuum and optimism scores differed significantly between housing satisfaction groups.

Conclusion: Findings contribute to growing research on the Irish housing crisis and its impact on mental well-being.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Housing
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > Ireland
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2022 14:29
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2022 14:29
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5644

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