Measuring The Quality Of Life (QoL) Of Villagers In Pulau Tuba, Langkawi
Keywords:Quality of Life (QoL); Holistic QoL
Having a good quality of life (QoL) is essential for a sustainable development of a community or society. In fact, the discussion on QoL has been at the centre stage ever since people realize its importance for the wellness of mankind. It is even more important when the concept is associated with sustainable development goal (SDG). Many believed that attaining QoL needs ample financial resources and physical amenities. Hence, living affluently with sufficient facilities and utilities can be considered as having good quality of life. What if the person is living with subsistence level of income and lack of facilities or amenities? What more if he is staying in a remote village of an island? Can he be considered as having poor quality of life? Or perhaps, is he having no life at all? This study would attempt to answer the above questions by investigating the quality of life of those villagers settling in Pulau Tuba, Langkawi. Quantitative study in the form of survey is employed in getting the required information and data relating to the QoL of the villagers. In analyzing the data, descriptive analysis is used to measure the dimensions of QoL of the villagers. This study findings indicate that enjoying good quality of life is beyond luxurious comfort and complete physical amenities. Finding of this study is expected to shed light in looking into a much broader dimension of QoL.
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