Confronting Mental Disorder in Urban Physical Setting

Authors

  • Marlyana Azyyati Marzukhi Centre of Studies for Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planing & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam,Malaysia.
  • Nur Masyitah Ghazali Centre of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam,Malaysia.
  • Oliver Hoon Leh Ling Centre of Studies for Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam,Malaysia.
  • Na’asah Nasrudin Centre of Studies for Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam,Malaysia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2180

Abstract

Mental health issues have many causes, including the changing and unpredictable elements of the urban physical setting. Thus, this research is crucial to understand the mental health challenges of the urban population in Malaysia. Therefore, the objective of this research is to assess the magnitude of mental health outcomes and associated factors of the urban physical setting among the urban population. A study was carried out at two low-cost flats in Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, with a sample size of 102 respondents. The findings show that there is a correlation between the urban physical environment setting, particularly green spaces with mental disorders (depression, anxiety, and stress).   

Keywords: urban planning; environment; mental; health.   

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.   
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Published

2020-07-01

How to Cite

Marzukhi, M. A., Ghazali , N. M. ., Ling, O. H. L., & Nasrudin, N. . (2020). Confronting Mental Disorder in Urban Physical Setting. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(14), 311-316. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2180