The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 18
Page No. 4372 - 4377

Quality of Life Attributes and Life Satisfaction among Homestay Operators in Malaysia

Authors : Yusnita Yusof, Nik Hazimah Nik Mat, Hayatul Safrah Salleh and Wan Norhayati Mohamed

Abstract: Poor communities are still high among societies in Malaysia, especially those in rural areas due to the failure of development strategies Tourism has been used as a tool to improve the economy and well-being of local communities and the optimal quality of life among communities is what most government wish to achieve. Homestay program has been introduced to local and rural communities to get involved in tourism and monitored closely by Ministry of Tourism Malaysia. The objective of the study is to determine quality of life attributes that influence the perceived life satisfaction of homestay operators in Malaysia. A questionnaire administered through survey was used to collect data from a total of 356 homestay operators throughout Malaysia using multistage cluster sampling method. The result of the research shows that quality of life attributes moderately influenced the homestay operators’ life satisfaction. Governments are urged to approach the subjective assessment of quality of life such as life satisfaction indicator in determining the wellbeing of the people.

How to cite this article:

Yusnita Yusof, Nik Hazimah Nik Mat, Hayatul Safrah Salleh and Wan Norhayati Mohamed, 2016. Quality of Life Attributes and Life Satisfaction among Homestay Operators in Malaysia. The Social Sciences, 11: 4372-4377.

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