A Conceptual Paper on the Theory of Happiness in Neighbourhood

Yusfida Ayu Abdullah, Farrah Lyana Zulkifli


In this paper, we impart on the notion of happiness and indicate the many beliefs and perspectives of happiness. The theory and concept of happiness are variously defined and interpreted by separate groups. It relates greatly to human’s emotions thus influential in affecting the people’s well-being. Most scholars often felt that happiness relates to wealth and health.  Inevitably, the sentiment of happiness can be inspired by the surrounding environment and neighbourhood, facilities, family relationship, community and friends, and so forth. For this reason, it is important to uncover the perennial question of what constitute happiness within an urban neighbourhood.

Keywords: Happiness;happiness theory;urban neighbourhood;neighbourhood component

eISSN 2398-4295 © 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. 


Happiness;happiness theory;urban neighbourhood;neighbourhood component

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