The Impact of the physical environment on residents' self-rated health : a case study in Penang, Malaysia / Massoomeh Hedayati, Aldrin Abdullah and Mohammad Javad Maghsoodi Tilaki

Hedayati, Massoomeh and Aldrin, Abdullah and Maghsoodi Tilaki, Mohammad Javad (2019) The Impact of the physical environment on residents' self-rated health : a case study in Penang, Malaysia / Massoomeh Hedayati, Aldrin Abdullah and Mohammad Javad Maghsoodi Tilaki. Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Environment (MySE), 6 (1). pp. 109-127. ISSN 0128-326X

Official URL: http://www.myse.my/

Abstract

There is continous debate on the impact of house quality on residents’ health and well-being. Good living environment improves health, and fear of crime is recognised as a mediator in the relationship between physical environment and health. Since minimal studies have investigated the relationship, this study aims to examine the impact of the house quality on fear of crime and health. A total of 230 households from a residential neighbourhood in Malaysia participated in the study. Using structural equation modelling, the findings indicate that housing quality and fear of crime can account for a proportion of the variance in residents’ self-rated health. However, there is no significant relationship between housing quality and fear of crime. Results also show that fear of crime does not mediate the relationship between housing quality and health. This study suggests that the environment-fear relationship should be re-examined theoretically.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Hedayati, Massoomehhedayati@usm.my
Aldrin, AbdullahUNSPECIFIED
Maghsoodi Tilaki, Mohammad JavadUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > Environmental health. Including sewage disposal, air pollution, nuisances, water supply
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Seri Iskandar Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Environment (MySE)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Environment
ISSN: 0128-326X
Volume: 6
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 109-127
Official URL: http://www.myse.my/
Item ID: 29640
Uncontrolled Keywords: House Quality, Fear of Crime, Health, Malaysia, SEM
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29640

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