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Quality of life in rural communities: residents living near to Tembeling, Pahang and Muar Rivers, Malaysia


Idris, Khairuddin and Mohamed Shaffril, Hayrol Azril and Md. Yassin, Sulaiman and Abu Samah, Asnarulkhadi and Hamzah, Azimi and Abu Samah, Bahaman (2016) Quality of life in rural communities: residents living near to Tembeling, Pahang and Muar Rivers, Malaysia. PLOS ONE, 11 (3). art. no. e0150741. pp. 1-16. ISSN 1932-6203


The main aim of this study is to identify the quality of life (QoL) among communities residing near the Tembeling, Pahang and Muar Rivers in Malaysia. This quantitative study used a constructed questionnaire as main tool to collect data on the QoL of river communities. A total of 240 villagers were selected as respondents. The results indicated that the dimensions of settlement, safety, involvement and social relationships, as well as education scored highest, while dimensions of physical environment, financial and job security yielded moderate scores. Dimensions of infrastructure facilities yielded a low mean score. Recommendations are provided, in the hope that our results may be useful for strategies that could enhance QoL of these river communities.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Faculty of Human Ecology
Institute for Social Science Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0150741
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Keywords: Quality of life (QoL); Tembeling; Muar Rivers; River communities
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 19 May 2016 05:21
Last Modified: 19 May 2016 05:21
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/47360
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