The comparison between socio-demographic characteristic on quality of life and marital happiness in sub-urban and rural area in Malaysia

Rozmi Ismail, Mohammad Hesam Hafezi, Rahim Mohd Nor

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The present paper reports results of the study on effect of socio-demographic characteristic to Quality of Life (QOL) and marital happiness in Malaysia. The sample was drawn from Selangor state and Klang Valley. The objective of the study is to determine the influence socio-demographic parameters on quality of life and happiness among Malaysian household who live in sub-urban and rural area. Data was collected through interview using a set of questionnaire asking about their perception towards quality of life and happiness. The results of the study showed that area of residence was no significant effect on the overall QOL. In contrast there was significant effects of gender where by men tend to 27% woman. Subsequently, Based on area of residence, the study found that there is a significant difference in mean QOL scores FACES, ENRICH QOL, QOL and QOL enjoy stress among respondents living in cities, towns and rural areas. Achievement QOL mean score faces, enrich and enjoy the QOL respondents living and overcome rural town. QOL mean scores achieved for the control of stress respondents living in the rural areas is higher than those living in cities and towns. Finally, the results showed a significant positive correlation between overall QOL with six dimensions happiness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1232-1239
Number of pages8
JournalResearch Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Volume7
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Geographic characteristic
  • Happiness
  • Happy rate
  • Malaysia
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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