Measuring Malaysian well-being through the personal well-being index (PWI): findings from the fifth Malaysian Population and Family Survey, 2014/ Irwan Nadzif Mahpul, Azian Abdul Hamid and Raudhatul Mahfuzah Shafiai

Mahpul, Irwan Nadzif and Abdul Hamid, Azian and Shafiai, Raudhatul Mahfuzah (2015) Measuring Malaysian well-being through the personal well-being index (PWI): findings from the fifth Malaysian Population and Family Survey, 2014/ Irwan Nadzif Mahpul, Azian Abdul Hamid and Raudhatul Mahfuzah Shafiai. In: 8th International Conference on Population Geographies, 30 June - 3 July 2015, The University of Queenland Brisbane, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Research on well-being has been growing since the introduction of the Malaysian Quality of Life Index (MQLI)in 1999. However, other than the MQLI, most of the research are concentrating on a particular dimensions of well-being such as health, financial and psychological well-being or specific population groups such as school age children, elderly and family. Recognizing the importance of measuring national well-being in providing information for policy makers and citizens about social and economic progress, the National Population and Family Development Board (NPFDB),Malaysia has taken an initiative to incorporate the Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI) into the Fifth Malaysian Population and Family Survey (MPFS-5), a nationally representative survey conducted by the NPFDB in 2014. The aim of this study is to measure the well-being of Malaysian population through the use of PWI scale developed by the International Wellbeing Group (IWbG). Responses on the PWI scale were collected from over 10,000 adults aged 18 to 59 drawn from a sample of 18,852 living quarters throughout the country. Through the MPFS-5, the Personal Well-Being Index for the Malaysian was recorded at 7.71 out of a maximum score of 10.Of the eight domains identified, the Spirituality or Religion domain recorded the highest score of 7.56.It then followed by the domain scores of Personal Relationships (7.54),Community-Connectedness (7.52),Personal Safety(7.35), Personal Health(7.10),Future Security(6.96), Standard of Living(6.58), and Achieving in Life (6.56).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: PWI scale, personal wellbeing, MPFS-5, Malaysia, Malaysian Family Well-Being Index
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 303 Social processes
Division/Agency/State: LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia > Division of Population
Deposited By: Mrs Nor Azaian Abdullah
Deposited On: 07 Sep 2015 04:59
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 04:59
URI: http://familyrepository.lppkn.gov.my/id/eprint/527

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