Sustainability literacy level among real estate developers towards sustainability performance optimization in housing delivery in Ghana

Titus Ebenezer Kwofie, Daniel Yaw Addai Duah, Michael Nii Addy, Samuel Amos-Abanyie, Selorm Abla Afeke, Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa, Samuel Owusu Afram

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Abstract

There is lack of understanding of sustainability literacy of real estate practitioners and the extent their literacy level can contribute to sustainability performance in housing delivery in Ghana. This study seeks to assess the sustainability literacy level of real estate practitioners in Ghana and the contribution of their knowledge level to sustainability performance in housing delivery. From extant literature review, 25-item indicator variables from three (3) dimensions of sustainability literacy measurement were identified. This 25-item indicator variable was developed into a questionnaire for a survey on real estate practitioners from the Ghana Real Estate Development Agency. Mean score analysis, weighted score, sensitivity analysis, analysis of variance, item-total correlation analysis, reliability and validity assessments were conducted on the data gathered. The results revealed that real estate practitioners had a generally satisfactory sustainability literacy level across the three dimensions. It further showed that the practitioners have high literacy levels in 11 of the indicator variables across the three dimensions. In the case of the contribution to sustainability performance, a combination of the three dimensions of sustainability literacy suggest a significant contribution to sustainability performance in housing delivery than a single or two dimensions combined. These findings provide insight into sustainability literacy of real estate practitioners and the extent their literacy levels across the three dimensions can contribute to sustainability performance in housing delivery. The findings reinforce the significance of the sustainability knowledge of real estate practitioners in contributing to the success of integration of sustainable concepts in housing delivery to engender sustainability performance in Ghana.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEnvironment, Development and Sustainability
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023

Keywords

  • Real estate developers
  • Sustainability literacy
  • Sustainability performance
  • Sustainable concepts and practices
  • Sustainable living

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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