Factors Influencing Residents’ Quality of Life in Metropolitan Ibadan, Nigeria

Olatunji, Solomon Ayodeji, Yoade, Adewale Olufunlola


The study examined factors influencing residents’ quality of life in metropolitan Ibadan, Nigeria, to use information to provide policy guidelines for sustainable infrastructural development. Primary data for the study were collected through a questionnaire administered to 1,035 respondents (2% of household heads in all residential buildings in the metropolis), using a systematic sampling technique. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data obtained. Findings established that ten variables are loaded on factor one. These variables are the balance between your work and family (-.952), family structure (-0.938), current annual income (.952), free time or leisure time (.893), access to healthcare services (.671), and economic opportunities (.810). Others are the size and quality of home (-.949), the general physical condition of house (-.909), quality and reliability of services provided by the government (-.956), and the neighborhood as a place to raise children (.817). In actual sense, factor 1 is associated with socio-economic and environmental factors and is so named. Thus, the study concluded that the residents' quality of life in Ibadan metropolis was poor. This study has provided information on residents’ quality of life based on residents’ perceptions. This information can be used by decision-makers in framing development policies aimed at improving the residents’ quality of life.


Keywords: quality of life, factors, infrastructure, facilities, environment.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.55463/hkjss.issn.1021-3619.60.23


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