Well-Being Assessment of Youth in Urban Marginalized Community

Saberi Othman, Mohd Mohni Iskandar, Nur Ikhwan Mohamed

Abstract


This paper examines the well-being of eight domains  of youth in the marginalized urban community. Study area was at Low Cost Housing Project of Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur. Four hundred of youth age between 15 – 25 years old has been selected by stratified sampling. The average of well-being score is intermediate  for the whole sample. However, the male score is slightly higher compared to female. Moral values show the highest score whilst participation in the community shows the lowest score for both male and female. As a conclusion, there is intermediate score of well-being  of youth in the urban marginalized community.

© 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA 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.

Keywords: Well-being; marginalized; community; youth


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i3.349

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