Social Capital and Quality of Life in Multi-storey Housing Neighbourhood Community

Authors

  • Hazlina Hamdan Centre of Studies for Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, University Technology MARA, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor.
  • Fatimah Yusof Centre of Studies for Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, University Technology MARA, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor.
  • Marlyana Azziyati Marzukhi Centre of Studies for Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, University Technology MARA, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor.
  • Faizul Abdullah Centre of Studies for Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, University Technology MARA, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ajqol.v3i9.85

Keywords:

social capital, quality of life, multi-storey housing, neighbourhoods

Abstract

Social capital is a valuable asset with positive consequences on societal well-being, strengthen neighbourhood and increase the quality of life. The objective of this paper is to analyse a few dimensions of social capital in the multi-storey housing neighbourhoods community with household questionnaires survey of 797 samples. The findings demonstrated the bonding of social capital according to four dimensions. Different neighbourhoods in a different locality with the diversity of its people, and surrounding developments have influenced the pattern of social capital. Social capital in these community creates positive social values that contributes to increasing the quality of life.

Keywords: social capital; quality of life; multi-storey housing; neighbourhoods

eISSN 2398-4279 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. 

Published

2018-01-06

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