Sense of Community in Gated and Non-Gated Residential

  • Siti Rasidah Md Sakip Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak
  • Noraini Johari Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak
  • Mohd Najib Mohd Salleh Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA

Abstract

Neighbourhood design is one of the factors contributing towards the establishment and maintenance of local community ties. The differences in environmental size and design of neighbourhoods are perceived to influence sense of community networking functions. A physical element such as gated element is also believed to have an influence on local community relationship networking. Therefore, a study on sense of community was conducted in two neighbourhood areas: Putrajaya (non-gated) and Bandar Baru Bangi (gated) using face to face interview method. This study found that residents of non-gated residential areas demonstrated higher sense of community (M=6.47 SP=0.08) than residents of gated residential areas (M=6.39, SP=1.08).


Keywords:  sense of community; social interaction; neighbourhood design; gated residential; non-gated residential


eISSN 2514-751X © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i9.303

Published
2018-06-30
How to Cite
MD SAKIP, Siti Rasidah; JOHARI, Noraini; MOHD SALLEH, Mohd Najib. Sense of Community in Gated and Non-Gated Residential. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 9, p. 151-159, june 2018. ISSN 2514-751X. Available at: <https://aje-bs.e-iph.co.uk/index.php/ajE-Bs/article/view/303>. Date accessed: 16 sep. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i9.303.
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