The Social Sciences

Year: 2014
Volume: 9
Issue: 6
Page No. 408 - 412

Human Development Index of Rural Communities in Malaysia: Tembeling, Pahang and Muar Rivers

Authors : Asnarulkhadi Abu Samah, Sulaiman Yassin, Khairuddin Idris, Bahaman Abu Samah, Azimi Hamzah and Hayrol Azril Mohamed Shaffril

Abstract: This quantitative study attempts to determine, the Human Development Index (HDI) level of river communities in Malaysia. A total of 240 respondents were selected from 4 villages located near to Tembeling, Pahang and Muar Rivers. The analysis confirms that the HDI level of the respondents studied is low; however respondents in Gintong recorded a moderate-level HDI compared to other 3 areas which recorded low HDI values. Furthermore, there is a significant difference in terms of HDI between the 4 areas studied. Several strategies are suggested by which to further enhance the HDI of local communities, particularly those who reside near to rivers.

How to cite this article:

Asnarulkhadi Abu Samah, Sulaiman Yassin, Khairuddin Idris, Bahaman Abu Samah, Azimi Hamzah and Hayrol Azril Mohamed Shaffril, 2014. Human Development Index of Rural Communities in Malaysia: Tembeling, Pahang and Muar Rivers. The Social Sciences, 9: 408-412.

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