WIT Press


YOUTH WELL-BEING INDEX IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD SPACE: OUTDOOR VS INDOOR SPACE

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO170171

Volume

214

Pages

9

Page Range

163 - 171

Published

2017

Size

291 kb

Author(s)

KAMARUL ARIFF OMAR, DASIMAH OMAR, SABERI OTHMAN

Abstract

This paper examines both indoor and outdoor spaces that highly influence the quality index and well-being of youth in a marginalized community neighbourhood. The well-being of youth has been measured using quantitative data on the standard of living, physical activity, emotion, safety, youth participation in community activity, space quality and life satisfaction. A total of 530 young people aged between 15 and 25 years old were selected in two different study areas. The highest well-being score indicates the most influence space between outdoor and indoor upon youth quality lifestyle. The male score is slightly higher compared to the female score as the correlation matrix of factor analysis shows that standard of living is suggestively associated with health, physical activity, youth participation and future hope. Thus, the community and stakeholders should take more action and effort to increase youth well-being and quality index in the neighbourhood environmental space.

Keywords

well-being index, neighbourhood, outdoor space, indoor space, youth