Study of Social, Physical Qualities and Satisfaction in Selected Students Halls of Residence, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Document Type: Original Paper


Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Architecture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Life, Lecturer at Architecture, Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji-Arakeji,P.M.B 5006, Osun-State, Nigeria.


The study evaluated the physical qualities and satisfaction in students’ housing in selected
Students’ Housing for the University of Ibadan. Through survey method, eight hostels were purposively selected to
capture variation in gender, level of study and hostel design. The sampling frame showed that 5605 students at UI were
found in 2,147 rooms. One out of every 10 (10%) of the rooms were selected which amounted to 215 students selected.
The result shows that the functional qualities of the hostels were perceived among the students to be well above
average (55.3%). Similarly, both aesthetics (95.8%) and structural (89.3%) qualities of the hostels were perceived to
be excellent among the students. Also, respondents were satisfied with various services and amenities provided in the
Halls of Residence (54.4%) and 35.3% expressed neutral satisfaction. The study concluded that, Physical qualities and
Satisfaction are important in the study of Students’ Housing Design.