The Elderly (Senior) Housing Preferences among Generations in Malaysia

Authors

  • Hafiszah Ismail Centre of Studies for Estate Management, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Faridah Muhamad Halil Centre of Studies for Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Aida Wati Zainan Abidin Centre of Studies for Statistical and Decision Science, Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Mohamad Sufian Hasim Centre of Studies for Bulding Surveying, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2102

Keywords:

Elderly (Senior) Housing, Aging-in-Place, The Residential Environment Preferences, Generations,

Abstract

The elderly (senior) is a unique generation with specific housing preferences. This study aims to provide an overview on the elderly housing preferences of the Malaysian generations. The objectives of this study are: (i) To define elderly; (ii) To identify the elderly housing preferences features; and (iii) To determine the elderly housing preferences by different age group (generations). The study adopts mixed-method strategy and revealed; (i) Health; (ii) Safety; (iii) Convenience; (iv) Amenity; and (v) Community as the preferred elderly housing features. This study provides guidance to the main actors of property development on the preferred elderly housing features.

Keywords: Elderly (Senior) Housing; Aging-in-Place; The Residential Environment Preferences; Generations

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2020. 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.v5i13.2102

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Published

2020-03-23

How to Cite

Ismail, H., Muhamad Halil, F., Zainan Abidin, A. W., & Hasim, M. S. (2020). The Elderly (Senior) Housing Preferences among Generations in Malaysia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(13), 145-154. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2102

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