American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Measuring Satisfaction with Student Housing Facilities

Nurul Ulyani Mohd Najib, Nor Aini Yusof and Zulkifli Osman

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2011.52.60

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 1

Pages 52-60

Abstract

Problem statement: In the past decade, resident satisfaction has been used as an important indicator in evaluating student housing quality and services. This study investigates the level of resident satisfaction with student housing facilities. In particular, it examines the level of student satisfaction with living accommodations at one of the leading universities in Malaysia. Approach: The residential satisfaction framework was based on post-occupancy evaluations and has been utilized in previous studies; we expand the framework to address physical and social variables. Face-to-face surveys were conducted with participants who were selected using a cluster sampling technique. Results: The results show a mean satisfaction level of 2.61, which indicates that students are generally satisfied with student housing facilities. This score was lower, however, than the results of previous studies. Conclusion: By assessing residential satisfaction among students, we hope to provide valuable feedback to housing administrators and facility managers of higher learning institutions, thus enabling them to improve their services and offer better housing facilities in the near future.

Copyright

© 2011 Nurul Ulyani Mohd Najib, Nor Aini Yusof and Zulkifli Osman. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.