Urban lifestyle in the Klang Valley


Ong, Hway Boon and Choon, Shay Wei (2018) Urban lifestyle in the Klang Valley. International Journal of Social Economics, 45 (3). pp. 508-523. ISSN 0306-8293

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Purpose: This study examines how urban dwellers engage on an environmentally friendly lifestyle. A survey was conducted in the Klang Valley, Malaysia, to establish the sustainable lifestyle intentions of urban dwellers. Design/methodology/approach: Based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour, data were collected and analysed using the Cronbach's alpha reliability test, the factor analysis, and the multiple regression analysis. Findings: A sustainable lifestyle has to be environmentally friendly and conforms to the community's livelihood. Attitude towards participation of environmentally friendly lifestyle, awareness towards preservation of resources, subjective norms to engage in an environmentally friendly lifestyle, perceived environmental control and government support were the key intentions of a sustainable lifestyle of urban dwellers. Originality/value: The current lifestyle intentions of urban dwellers in the Klang Valley have yet to be fully transformed into lifestyle behaviours that are sustainable. The local government is not strict in implementing and enforcing an environmentally friendly lifestyle that is practical and sustainable. Other than relying on the existing non-profit organisation’s fortnightly collection of recyclables, the local government can refer to the UNEP’s four E’s to initiate an efficient and sustainable production behaviour that lead to a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental,intentions,lifestyle, Klang Valley, greater KL, theory of planned behaviour
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography > G1-922 Geography (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2021 19:18
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2021 19:18
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/7486


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