Relationship between Socio Demographic Factors and Residential Satisfaction Among Iranian Immigrants’ Homeowners in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Volume 5- Issue 4
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This study examined the relationship between socio demographic characteristics and residential satisfaction of Iranian immigrants’ homeowners in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Data was collected from 235 participants using self-administered questionnaire. Pearson’s correlation analysis revealed household size, total earned income, education years, and length of residence in Malaysia had significant relationship with residential satisfaction of Iranian immigrants’ homeowners in Kuala Lumpur in the study area. However, there was no significant relationship between age, number of children, length of residence in current house, price of residential unit, number of bed rooms, number of living rooms, number of bath rooms, number of dining rooms, type of house and residential satisfaction of the immigrants’ homeowners. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) showed that residential satisfaction did not differ between employment status of the respondent. Independent t-test revealed that there was no significant difference between gender and residential satisfaction of the participants. These relationships indicate that those who are higher income, bigger household size, and high level education are more satisfied. It is recommended that policy makers and planning authorities should give more emphasis on the development of housing conditions of Iranian immigrants’ homeowners to enhance their residential satisfaction.


  • Socio demographic characteristic
  • residential satisfaction
  • housing
  • neighborhood
  • immigrants’ homeowners
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