The effect of demographic characteristic to quality of life and happiness in Malaysia

Rozmi Ismail, Mohammad Hesam Hafezi, Rahim Mohd Nor

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Abstract

The environment where a person lives has a significant impact on his or her development. The present paper reports results of the study on effect of geographic characteristic to quality of life and happiness in Malaysia. The data were gotten from a Selangor and Klang Valley states study based on a representative sample in the Malaysia. The objective of the study is to detection of influencing parameters of quality of life and happiness in term of geographic characteristic. Data was collected through interview using a set of questionnaire and analyzed using the SPSS program. The results of the study showed that based on the area of residence there is no significant difference on overall QOL mean scores. In contrast to there is significant difference in the mean scores by gender. 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 dibandar 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)198-205
Number of pages8
JournalResearch Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Volume7
Issue number1
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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The effect of demographic characteristic to quality of life and happiness in Malaysia. / Ismail, Rozmi; Hafezi, Mohammad Hesam; Nor, Rahim Mohd.

In: Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2014, p. 198-205.

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