The quality of life in Malaysia's intermediate city

Urban dwellers perspective

Azahan Awang, M. J. Jamaluddin, Z. M. Lukman, Kadaruddin Aiyub, Kadir Arifin

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Abstract

A city's quality of life often linked with its environment and the infrastructures provided in the city. There is an argument that if a city has a good quality of life, it is because of its environment and the infrastructures are good, high standard, sufficient and efficient. This study examined the quality of life status of Seremban, one of the intermediate cities in Malaysia based on three components i.e. urban dwellers readiness, urban environment and urban accessibility. However, rather than assessment made through physical perspective, this research used urban dwellers perspective to justify the quality of life status. 550 respondents from various socioeconomic backgrounds participated in this research. The results shows that all the three components are significantly contributed to the Seremban's quality of life status. However, the score for urban dwellers readiness component is higher than urban environment component (64.2%) and urban accessibility component (60.0%) that is 68.7%. It is also found that the quality of life of Seremban's urban dwellers is quite homogeneous, although they are from various socioeconomic backgrounds. The findings show that Seremban has a potential to be one of the better cities to live and to be developed in the future, as it is pertinent with its function and status as an intermediate city.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-167
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

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Keywords

  • Intermediate city
  • Quality of life
  • Urban accessibility
  • Urban environment

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The quality of life in Malaysia's intermediate city : Urban dwellers perspective. / Awang, Azahan; Jamaluddin, M. J.; Lukman, Z. M.; Aiyub, Kadaruddin; Arifin, Kadir.

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