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Title: IMPACT OF REGIONAL CENTRES ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE
Authors: HOU SHIYING
Keywords: Real Estate
Tu Yong
2010/2011 RE
Issue Date: 20-Apr-2011
Citation: HOU SHIYING (2011-04-20). IMPACT OF REGIONAL CENTRES ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Since the Revised Concept Plan of 1991, with decentralization as one of the key development strategies, the concept of regional centres to decentralize commercial activities came into play. With the added amenities and opportunities for a reduction in work-travel for the residents living within the regional centres, it is expected that one’s quality of life would be affected. Hence, with this in mind, this dissertation attempts to assess the impact of regional centres on the quality of life of residents through a comparative study of the quality of life of residents residing within a regional centre (Tampines Regional Centre) and a non-regional centre (Punggol). In this dissertation, the definition of quality of life is an “individuals’ overall satisfaction in life”. Subjective methods are used to assess the quality of life of residents. Based on a 5-point Likert scale, respondents were asked to rate the level of satisfaction and importance of the different aspects of life that highlights the key differences between a regional centre and a non-regional centre. Respondents were also asked to indicate the level of environmental annoyance that they perceive within their neighbourhood. In addition, the aspects of life that has an influence on the respondents’ overall life satisfaction was identified. Overall, it is found that respondents living within Tampines Regional Centre have a slightly higher average overall life satisfaction score of 3.66 as compared to a score of 3.60 of residents living in Punggol. Generally residents living in Tampines Regional Centre indicated a significantly higher level of satisfaction on the different aspects of life as compared to residents in Punggol. In contrast, residents living within the Tampines Regional Centre experience a higher level of environmental annoyances.
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