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Application of the socio-environmental design factors (SEDEF) model to residential neighbourhood crime in Nigeria: the pilot study

Mohd Diah, Mohd Lizam and Sunday, Emmanuel Olajide (2016) Application of the socio-environmental design factors (SEDEF) model to residential neighbourhood crime in Nigeria: the pilot study. In: 8th International Real Estate Research Sysposium (IRERS 2016).


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The soaring rate of insecurity within the residential neighbourhood globally and its attendant consequences on individuals, neighbourhoods and the general economy has become a topical issue among researchers, residents and government alike. This is manifested in its adverse effect on property investment, reduction of income from property tax, loss of lives and psychological effect of fear of crime among others. The Socio-Environmental Design Factors (SEDeF) model was proposed as an alternative or at least a supplement to the penal system (use of Police, Courts and Prisons) as a veritable preventive technique to residential neighbourhood crime in Nigeria. The report showed the results of the pilot study carried out in this respect. This included the descriptive statistics, reliability test, content and construct validity, normality test and the exploratory factor analysis (EFA) among others. The summary of the reliability test of each construct of social risk factors; environmental design factors, residential neighbourhood crime and residential property values stood at 0.780; 0.844; 0.837 and 0.756 respectively while the cumulative percentage of the rotation sums of squared loading of the exploratory factor analysis stood at 77.90%. These in line with the existing fitness indices show a favourable result indicating a go-ahead to the main research.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; penal system; pilot study; residential neighbourhood crime; SEDeF
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:26
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:26
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8373
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