Higher education institutions students housing provision for off–campus living in Malaysia

Ghani, Zubairu Abubakar (2018) Higher education institutions students housing provision for off–campus living in Malaysia. Doctoral thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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It has long been recognized in many pieces of literature that there has been a significant increase in demand for higher education (HE) as a result of which higher education institutions (universities) are experiencing tremendous growth in student population. In the last two decades, enrolment has not been corresponding with student housing provision which makes universities incapacitated to accommodate the growing student population. This generates striking student demand for alternative housing in the neighbourhoods’ private rental market. In many countries, private housing developers are not actively pulled up in the provision of student housing and in Malaysia, the situation is not different. Student housing is an entity in housing studies which researchers relegated to the background. This may not be unconnected to the perception that it has been a complete responsibility of institutions thereby has relative fewer problems in terms of financing, quality and provision of infrastructure facilities and services. Similarly, in Malaysia there are little research conducted on student housing provision and this research will add to the research of its kind. The methodology adopted in this study was pure qualitative research approach, expert interviews were the research method used for data collection. Data analysis was conducted using Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software [CAQDAS], NVivo version 10. The research found that universities and the private rental market are the providers of student housing; found also some drivers for student housing provision such as government policies, finance, land, enrolment and hostel capacity. It was found that macro private housing developers are not very active in the provision of student housing for obvious reasons, the research investigated factors influencing the provision of student housing and it was found that significant factors hindering provision are government policies, finance, land issues, cost of managing, student demand and proceeds. Inevitably, considering students’ population growth, the inability of government or universities to provide adequate student housing and non-participation of macro-housing developers, the problems will be exacerbated in the future and will not be encouraging to educational development.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC65-245 Social aspects of education > LC215-238.4 Community and the school > LC237-238.4 College-university and the community
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Sabarina Che Mat
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2021 02:26
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2021 02:26
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/285

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