Safe place by design : the impact of the physical environment on health / Aldrin Abdullah, Massoomeh Hedayati and Mohammad Javad Maghsoodi

Abdullah, Aldrin and Hedayati, Massoomeh and Maghsoodi, Mohammad Javad (2018) Safe place by design : the impact of the physical environment on health / Aldrin Abdullah, Massoomeh Hedayati and Mohammad Javad Maghsoodi. In: 3rd International Conference on Rebuilding Place (ICRP2018), 13-14 September 2018, Impiana Hotel, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

Abstract

Recent research examining the effect of neighbourhoods on health and well-being has often focused on neighbourhood physical environment. Good living environment is thought to improve health and fear of crime is recognised to be a mediator of the relationship between physical environment and health. Because few studies have investigated this 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 in the study area. This study suggests that the environment-fear relationship should be re-examined theoretically.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Abdullah, Aldrin
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Hedayati, Massoomeh
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Maghsoodi, Mohammad Javad
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform > Quality of life
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform > Community development. Rural development
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > Neighborhoods
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology > Effect of city life
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Seri Iskandar Campus
Event Title: 3rd International Conference on Rebuilding Place (ICRP2018)
Event Dates: 13-14 September 2018
Page Range: pp. 51-54
Keywords: house quality, fear of crime, health, Malaysia, SEM.
Date: 2018
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/43613
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