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dc.contributorDepartment of Building and Real Estateen_US
dc.creatorAdabre, MAen_US
dc.creatorChan, APCen_US
dc.creatorDarko, Aen_US
dc.publisherPergamon Pressen_US
dc.rights© 2021 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.rights© 2021. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
dc.rightsThe following publication Adabre, M. A., Chan, A. P. C., & Darko, A. (2022). Interactive effects of institutional, economic, social and environmental barriers on sustainable housing in a developing country. Building and Environment, 207, 108487 is available at
dc.subjectEconomic barriersen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental barriersen_US
dc.subjectInstitutional barriersen_US
dc.subjectSocial barriersen_US
dc.subjectSustainable housingen_US
dc.titleInteractive effects of institutional, economic, social and environmental barriers on sustainable housing in a developing countryen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
dcterms.abstractThis study investigates the causal relationships among ‘institutional’, ‘economic’, ‘social’ and ‘environmental’ sustainability barriers in addition to assessing their effects on sustainable housing. A questionnaire survey was conducted with professionals in the regulated sector of the Ghanaian housing market. Data collected were analyzed using the partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM). Results revealed the following significant paths among the barriers: ‘institutional barriers’ to ‘economic barriers’ path is supported at a significance level of p < .05 at a t-value of 2.125; ‘institutional barriers’ to ‘social barriers’ path is also supported at a significance level of p < .05 at a t-value of 2.132 and likewise ‘institutional barriers’ to ‘environmental barriers’ path of p < .01 at a t-value of 3.740. Between the barriers and sustainable housing, both ‘institutional barriers’ and ‘environmental barriers’ have significant impacts on sustainable housing at t-values of 3.673 and 1.790 supported at p < .01 and p < .10, respectively. Three underlying barriers, viz: ‘bureaucratic delays’, ‘policy instability’ and ‘weak enforcement of development control on land’ accounted for all the significant paths of the ‘institutional barriers’. Among them ‘policy instability’ has the highest loading, suggesting that it is the biggest barrier to sustainable housing. Essentially, the findings unraveled the causal-effect relationships among the four categories of barriers and a predictive model between the barriers and sustainable housing. Accordingly, the ‘institutional barriers’ are causal barriers that have multiplier effects on ‘economic’, ‘social’ and ‘environmental’ barriers. The findings of this study contribute to the global body of knowlege on housing by investigating the interactive effects of institutional, economic, social and environmental sustainability barriers on sustainable housing. This equips policymakers and practitioners with deeper knowledge, enabling effective decisions, policies and strategies to overcome the barriers and promote sustainable housing development and supply.en_US
dcterms.accessRightsopen accessen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBuilding and environment, Jan. 2022, v. 207, part B, 108487en_US
dcterms.isPartOfBuilding and environmenten_US
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dc.identifier.SubFormID43916, 44979-
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dc.description.oaCategoryGreen (AAM)en_US
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