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Factors influencing resident’s decision to reside in gated and guarded

Shamsudin, Zarina and Zainal, Rozlin and Seow , Ta Wee and Mat Radzuan, Indera Syahrul and Sulaiman, Noralfishah and Mohd Diah, Mohd Lizam and Shamsudin, Shafiza (2017) Factors influencing resident’s decision to reside in gated and guarded. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 4. pp. 221-228. ISSN 18234690

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Abstract

Gated communities are residential areas developed with restricted access with strictly controlled entrances and surrounded by a close perimeter of wall or fences. Developers, conscious of the need to fulfil the requirement of living in modern and sophisticated lifestyle and gated properties become the trend and mushroomed over the past decade. Nowadays, it is obvious that gated and guarded communities become almost a dominant feature of Malaysia housing development projects. The focus of this paper is to identify the factors contribute resident’s decision to reside in gated and guarded community and to study social interaction among gated communities’ residents. 150 questionnaires were distributed to the residents of selected gated and guarded community area in order to achieve the objectives and analysed by using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) and descriptive analysis. The result was tabulated and presented in charts and graphs for a clear and better understanding. The five main factors contribute to resident decision to reside in gated communities were identified and ranked; there are privacy, security, location, lifestyle and prestige. Besides, the residents are feeling neutral towards the facilities and services provided in their gated and guarded residential area. A comprehensive improvement towards the facilities and services is needed to reach higher satisfaction from the residents.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gated communities; resident’s decision; security; privacy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD101-1396 Land use
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2019 01:03
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2019 01:03
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10771
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