Quality of Life among the Elderly at Rumah Seri Kenangan, Cheras, Malaysia


  • Mag Wencellas Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam 40450, Malaysia
  • Rugayah Hashim Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Selangor, Puncak Alam 42300, Malaysia http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4807-9024




Quality of Life, Elderly, Geriatrics, Socio-demography


The research objectives were to determine the relationships between age, education level, previous employment, and marital status towards the quality of life among the elderly at Rumah Seri Kenangan, Cheras. The study employed a quantitative research approach through the adoption of the Ferrans conceptual model for quality of life. The consensus sampling technique evoked a sample size of n=145. The analyses obtained from this study revealed that there were no significant relationships between the first three independent variables to their quality of life except for marital status; the quality of life is better if there is companionship among the elderly.

Keywords: Elderly; Quality of Life; Social environment; Demography

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BYNC-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.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v4i12.1752

Author Biography

Mag Wencellas, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam 40450, Malaysia

Professor of Digital Government. Other areas of research interests include policy studies, social robotics and built environment.


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How to Cite

Wencellas, M., & Hashim, R. (2019). Quality of Life among the Elderly at Rumah Seri Kenangan, Cheras, Malaysia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 4(12), 115-120. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v4i12.1752

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