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The quality of life (Qol) of the island people in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia: a study on Pulau Redang and Pulau Perhentian


Abdul Ghani, Norizan and Md Yassin, Sulaiman and Wan Ahmad, Wan Ibrahim and Abdullah, Wan Salihin Wong (2011) The quality of life (Qol) of the island people in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia: a study on Pulau Redang and Pulau Perhentian. Canadian Social Science, 7 (3). pp. 59-70. ISSN 1712-8056

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Abstract

Enhancing the Quality of life (QoL) of the population is one of the most important development agenda for any developing countries, including Malaysia.The objective of this study is to examine the QoL of the people on Pulau Redang and Pulau Perhentian, two offshore islands in the state of Terengganu, using the mixed methodology. The findings revealed that nearly 20 percent of the respondents have never received any form of formal education, with more than half of the respondents received primary school education only.This low level education of the parents has resulted in the low level education of the second generation.Education, employment, family life and welfare support are among the factors which influenced the objective (actual) and subjective (perceived) QoL on both islands.The study also showed that the level of the objective and subjective QoL of most of the people on both islands were at the medium level. However, the housing quality was of low standard which affected the quality of peoples' life.The household income somehow influenced the score of the QoL.The study also revealed that the development to enhance the quality of life of the islanders by the government is progressing at a slow pace.The findings based on Pearson correlation also revealed that the objective and subjective QoL were significantly correlated.This means that for most of the people on both islands, the higher their objective QoL, the better their subjective QoL.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quality of Life; Objective Quality of Life; Subjective Quality of Lfe; Pulau Redang; Pulau Perhentian
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: School of Applied Psychology, Social Work & Policy
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Wan Ibrahim Wan Ahmad
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2017 07:13
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 07:13
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/22126

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