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Home-buying behaviour model of Generation Y in Turkey

Sema Kayapinar Kaya, Yasal Ozdemir and Murat Dal

International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, 2019, vol. 13, issue 5, 713-736

Abstract: Purpose - The young population in Turkey is gradually increasing. Generation Y, which comprises the people born between 1980 and 1999 ( Design/methodology/approach - A survey was simultaneously distributed among students of two universities. The survey consists of six main factors: “reliability”, “economic opportunities”, “transportation opportunities”, “quality of life and social opportunities”, “quality standards”, and “technological opportunities”, with 25 statements. The questionnaire was developed through a comprehensive literature review and the opinions of university stakeholders. Findings - Results showed that the structure of the family and socio-economic differences affect home-buying preferences. The Mann–Whitney U test indicated that there was a meaningful difference of opinion between students of two universities. Munzur University students paid attention to economic opportunities when buying a home. Additionally, there was a meaningful relationship among the age groups in factors of “having a parking place” ( Research limitations/implications - The most important limitation of this study is the non-parametric data. Non-parametric data structure and the tests performed accordingly are less preferred than parametric data structure. For that reason, to what extent the results accurately represent Generation Y needs to be assessed through future study. Also, a certain number of sampling could be reached as purposive sampling was used. Originality/value - This study contributes to the literature in terms of comparatively analysing buying preferences of Generation Y through statistical methods and showing the relationship between these preferences and socio-economic features statistically. Due to the insufficient quantitative research on the literature, this quantitative study was carried future home-buying preferences of Generation Y university students, who will also be actively involved in the housing market. The purpose of this study investigates marketing factors that affect housing preferences of students in Turkey.

Keywords: Middle East; Real estate; Housing markets; Housing market analysis; Demography; Social tenants; Home-buying preferences; Generation Y; University; Quantitative research techniques (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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