Konsep Kolej Kediaman Lestari: Kajian Tahap Keselesaan Penghuni dan Penyediaan Kemudahan di Kolej Kediaman Universiti Awam Malaysia
Concept of Sustainable Residential College: Occupancy Level Study and Facility Preparation at the Public University Malaysia Residential College
Keywords:room accommodation, comfort, residential college, quality of life
The issue of discomfort when staying in residential colleges is a problem that can affect the learning process of the occupants. A study to identify the level of comfort of the occupants and the provision of facilities at residential colleges is needed to assist in the assessment of the development of a sustainable residential college in Malaysia. This study uses a survey form for 2874 respondents at the Public Universities College in Malaysia. Data analysis uses a percentage to determine the level of comfort and availability of facilities. The findings show that all 12 items of comfort in accommodation facilities are focused on a comfortable level and this indicates the provision of accommodation by the residential colleges that meet the current needs of the occupants. On the other hand, the provision of facilities shows that 49 items out of 57 facilities were available at more than 50 percent. The findings also show that the facilities provided are still incomplete and not uniform. Therefore, it is imperative to develop a sustainable residential college guidelines to help residents gain comfort and convenience complete and meet the needs.