Residential satisfaction with housing in the malaysian context

Zikri Muhammad, Katiman Rostam, Yusliza Mohd.Yusoff

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    Abstract

    This study adds to the residential satisfaction literature on housing, particularly within a Malaysian context. The sample of the present study consisted of 638 residents in Kajang residential area and had utilized a stratified random sampling method to collect data. The study proposes and confirms that residential satisfaction of having eight dimensions by using exploratory factor analysis with varimax rotation: Housing characteristics, public infrastructure, public health service, solid waste disposal service, environmental protection, safety, neighbourhood characteristics, transportation, and communication services. Means and standard deviations, ANOVA and independent sample t-test were used to determine any difference among the mean scores for each dimension of residential satisfaction with gender, housing ownership status, project type, race, educational background, marital status, household income, length of residency, crowding, and age. Major findings shows that ownership status and project type differ significantly with housing characteristics, public infrastructure, solid waste disposal service, and safety.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)379-395
    Number of pages17
    JournalInternational Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
    Volume5
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    waste disposal
    infrastructure
    public health services
    residential area
    household income
    marital status
    environmental protection
    factor analysis
    resident
    communication
    gender

    Keywords

    • Housing
    • Malaysia
    • Residential Satisfaction

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)

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    Residential satisfaction with housing in the malaysian context. / Muhammad, Zikri; Rostam, Katiman; Mohd.Yusoff, Yusliza.

    In: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2010, p. 379-395.

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    Muhammad, Zikri ; Rostam, Katiman ; Mohd.Yusoff, Yusliza. / Residential satisfaction with housing in the malaysian context. In: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 2010 ; Vol. 5, No. 2. pp. 379-395.
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