Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name





Stebelsky, I.,






A central hypothesis of the stress-resistance model of intra-urban residential mobility is that when a household moves from one home to another, it adjusts its stress and its consumption disequilibrium for its "old" home. In this study, these adjustments after moving are hypothesized as being revealed in its comparative satisfactions for the attributes of its "old" and "new" homes. One hundred and thirty-five household members in Windsor and seventy-four in Niagara Falls who had moved either out of or into neighbourhoods during the period of 1984 to 1989 were surveyed about their reasons for moving, and their comparative satisfactions. Consistent with the literature on residential mobility, their most important reasons for moving were to adjust their "old" home's size and layout, and to accommodate changes in their family composition. Fewer than 15% of the movers were less satisfied with either their "new" home's dwelling unit, neighbourhood, or area, in comparison with their "old" home's. A series of logistic regressions are used to infer the attributes producing the significant changes in their residential stresses and consumption disequilibria.Dept. of Geography. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1992 .C554. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 31-03, page: 1055. Chair: I. Stebelsky. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1991.