Michael Ayodele Olukolajo, David Mbazor


The study evaluated the satisfaction of occupants of a private female hostel (FUTASCOOP hostel) located at the Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria in terms of its structural components, accommodation provided, services/amenities, locational attributes, and the environment. The hostel being a private investment is not wholly under the direct control and management of the University. Primary data was collected from the occupants of the hostel through 85 questionnaires distributed to them following a random sampling technique. A total of 70 questionnaires representing 84.7% of the population were retrieved and found valid for the analysis. Data analysed was conducted using frequency distribution, Weighted Mean Score (WMS) and Relative Satisfactory Index (RSI). Findings revealed that respondents consider the structural element as well as the environment of the hostel satisfactory. The bedrooms, lobby, bathrooms, and kitchen except for common room and laundry among the accommodation details were also considered satisfactory. Services/amenities provided in the hostel were generally unsatisfactory to the respondents. The study recommends that the investor, through a sound management approach should sustain the satisfaction derived by the occupants, and improve the standard of amenities in the hostel to sustain patronage and prevent possible loss of value.


Environmental features; Facilities; Occupancy Evaluation; Satisfaction; Students’ hostel.

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