Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/234586
Title: QUALITY OF LIFE IN MATURE AND NON-MATURE PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES
Authors: ONG BEE JIN
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: ONG BEE JIN (2006). QUALITY OF LIFE IN MATURE AND NON-MATURE PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Quality of life (QOL) is an increasingly important issue for urban planners due to its usefulness in assessing and monitoring public policies. This study attempts to assess the quality of life of residents staying in mature and non-mature public housing estates using 18 subjective life indicators to measure the overall life satisfaction. Based on a 5-point Likert scale, family life (4.18), health (4.17) and wealth (4.11) were ranked the more important aspects of life to the respondents living in mature estates while media (3.50), religion (3.30) and politics (3.15) were among the least important. The respondents in non-mature estates named health (4.00), family life (3.95) and wealth (3.95) as the more important aspects of life while leisure (3.52), media (3.51) and politics (3.35) were named among the least important. A Paired-Samples t-test analysis reveals that the mean scores of family life, health, wealth, public safety, housing, environment, transport, consumer goods, public utilities, working life, religion, social life and politics are statistically significantly different between mature and non-mature estates. On the level of satisfaction, respondents living in mature estate rated family life (3.77), education (3.62) and health (3.61) as the more satisfied aspects of life while media (3.39), health care (3.37) and politics (3.19) were the less satisfied aspects of life. The more satisfied aspects of life for non-mature estates were family life (3.72), public safety (3.63) and social life (3.60) while health care (3.36), politics (3.32) and leisure (3.29) were ranked the less satisfied aspects. Similarly, Paired-Samples t-test was performed and besides the mean scores of religion, leisure and politics, there is no statistical significant difference between mature and non-mature estates.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/234586
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