ASSESSMENT OF HOUSING SATISFACTION AMONG IRANIAN IMMIGRANT’S HOMEOWNERS IN KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

BAHARE FALLAHI

Abstract:

This study evaluated housing satisfaction of Iranian immigrants homeowners in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with twenty eight variables grouped into two components –dwelling features and dwelling services. Findings from the study indicate that the residents are satisfied with housing. Socio economic characteristics of the residents such as length of time have been in Malaysia, number of bed rooms, price of residential unit, and total earned income earner are correlated with housing satisfaction, whereas age, size of household, and number of children, are not correlated with housing satisfaction. A Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) model has been estimated for the study and the model provides 57% explanations to determine housing satisfaction. The high beta coefficients of the model propose that housing satisfaction of Iranian immigrant’s homeowners can be enhanced through improving the dwelling features and dwelling services. Similarly, the future dwelling should as well consider their space, design and other constructions in order to improve quality of life of the Iranian immigrant’s homeowners in the Malaysia. The main goal of this study to examine the key factors whose developments can improve housing satisfaction level of the inhabitants.

Keywords:
Housing satisfaction, Dwelling features, Dwelling service, Socio- economic characteristic.

DOI: 10.52950/SS2018.7.2.001

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APA citation:
BAHARE FALLAHI (2018). Assessment of housing satisfaction among Iranian immigrant’s homeowners in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia . International Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. VII(2), pp. 1-16. , DOI: 10.52950/SS2018.7.2.001


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