Residential Satisfaction with Housing in the Malaysian Context

By Zikri Muhammad, Katiman Rostam and Yusliza Mohd.Yusoff.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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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.

Keywords: Residential Satisfaction, Housing, Malaysia

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp.379-396. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 687.900KB).

Zikri Muhammad

PhD Student, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Zikri Muhammad trained as a research officer in the 2000s with the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) and Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation (YaPEIM) . In 2007, he holds scholarship from USM and Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education in the area of urban geography. He is currently a PhD candidate in Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He holds a Bachelor (Hons.) of Business and Administration from Universiti Putra Malaysia, and a Master of Arts from School of Humanities, USM. He will be teaching at the School of Humanities, USM once he completed his PhD. His current research interests are urban geography, sustainable development, quality of life, and local government.

Prof. Katiman Rostam

Chairman, School of Social Development and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Katiman Rostam is a Professor of Human Geography at the School of Social Development and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities. His research area is in urban geography.

Dr. Yusliza Mohd.Yusoff

Senior Lecturer, International Business Section, School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Yusliza Mohd. Yusoff is a senior lecturer at the School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. Her current research interests include repatriation adjustment, cross-cultural adjustment, HR roles, HRM effectiveness, and empowerment. She has published in several international journals such as Singapore Management Review, International Journal of Management, International Journal of Business and Management, Computer and Information Science, International Journal of Business and Society, Journal of International Business and Entrepreneurship, International Journal of Management and Entrepreneurship, and Journal of International Studies. She also has presented and published her research papers in several local and international conferences.

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