Quality-of-Life Studies in Natural and Built Environment: Challenges and emerging issues
Keywords:Quality of life, built environment, happiness, life satisfaction.
Quality of life (QOL) is a multifaceted concept being used by a variety of disciplines. Theoretical aspect of QOL relates to happiness, life satisfaction and needs satisfaction approaches. It is a complex construct, and its measurement is multidimensional. QOL researchers use either objective or subjective measurement or a combination of two, through modeling exercises. It is a growing area of research. Many disciplines have embedded QOL within their researches. Nevertheless, in Built Environment, such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Applied Art, QOL researches are few. Therefore, it is recommended that QOL research should be embedded in environmental design discipline.
Keywords: Quality of life, built environment; happiness; life satisfaction.
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