Measuring Park Usage in Malaysian Greens


  • Nurhayati Abdul Malek Department of Landscape Architecture, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuala Lumpur, 53100, Malaysia.RA
  • Manohar Mariapan Faculty of Forestry, University Putra Malaysia (UPM),Serdang,43300, Malaysia.
  • Nik Ismail Azlan Ab Rahman Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, 40000, Malaysia.



Park Usage, Green Open Spaces, Malaysian, Measurement, CFA.


This study validates the park usage scales for green open spaces in Malaysia.  The measures on park usage were developed using three usage scales, which are activities, passive activity and active activity.  Samples of 414 daily park users were analyzed, results showed good-fit indices on each construct confirming the theory behind each and every item used in the study.  Despite several reductions on the items, the Confirmatory Factor Analysis(CFA) on park usage yield good internal consistencies making it suitable for its use in the research design focusing in measuring the usage of Malaysian park users.

Keywords: Park Usage; Green Open Spaces; Malaysian; Measurement; CFA.

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 ( 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.


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How to Cite

Abdul Malek, N., Mariapan, M., & Ab Rahman, N. I. A. (2018). Measuring Park Usage in Malaysian Greens. Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies, 3(10), 65–73.