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Perceptual study on conventional quality of life indicators

Rabe, Noor Suzilawati and Mohamed Osman, Mariana and Bachok, Syahriah and Rosli, Nur Farhanah and Abdullah, Muhammad Faris (2018) Perceptual study on conventional quality of life indicators. Planning Malaysia, Volume 16, Issue 1, 2018 (1). pp. 303-313. ISSN 1675-6215 E-ISSN 0128-0945

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Quality of life (QOL) is both individual and collective attributes. Quality of life should encompass both objective and subjective measures whilst promoting for balance in every aspect of human existence. The objective of this study is to assess the QOL of the population in Malaysia by using Selangor as a case study. 600 samples from four districts in Selangor were selected through random sampling method. From literature review, 9 main components of QOL were identified and included in questionnaire form. Relative importance index (RII) equation was then used to report on the analysis of QOL components. Results from the survey indicated that majority of the respondents were likely to perceive QOL components as moderate and highly satisfied. Overall, respondents claimed that they were satisfied and enjoying their lives and at the same time satisfied with their current quality of life. The results indirectly show that each of QOL component was interrelated with each other in creating the satisfaction on quality of life of the people. This is in line with the findings on the three basic human relationships with Allah SWT, with other human and with nature in protecting their faith (din), human self (nafs), intellect ('aql), posterity (nasl) and wealth (mal) through establishing justice, eliminating prejudice and alleviating hardship by promoting good and preventing harm to self and others.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7321/66322
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quality of life; Maqasid al-shariah; Population well-being
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Mariana Mohamed Osman
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2018 17:13
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2018 16:03
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66322

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