Factors That Influences the Intention of Middle-Aged Adults' in Johor to Move Into A Retirement Village

  • Krishnaveni Sritharan Sunway College Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Hong Koh Yiin Sunway College Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Karthik Krishnan Sunway College Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Khor Ben Nee Sunway College Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Mangair Karasi Manickam Sunway College Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Phua Cun Uei Sunway College Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Rachel Chin May Ying Sunway College Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Siti Suraya Abd Razak Sunway College Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Sheela Devi Muthu Sunway College Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Yong Wai Sin Wais Sunway College Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Keywords: ageing population, retirement village, theory of planned behaviour


Malaysia is in the fifth place for world’s top ten retirement havens. In light to the combination of medical and the growth of old aged community in Malaysia, a few developers are experimenting with the concept of retirement village. The current study aimed to explore and gain a better understanding of the factors that will influence the intention of the middle aged adults in Johor to move into a retirement village. Based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour, the study found that Attitude and Subjective Norm has a positive and significant impact on the intention. Perceived Behavioural Control may be statistically significant but has not accurately predict the intention because of the absence of past behaviour or knowledge. The results indicated that those with tertiary education and who earns more that RM10,000 have intention to move in to the retirement village. The study itself have plausible explanation of the results and paved more opportunities for future research.

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How to Cite
Sritharan, K., Koh Yiin, H., Krishnan, K., Ben Nee, K., Karasi Manickam, M., Cun Uei, P., Chin May Ying, R., Abd Razak, S. S., Devi Muthu, S. and Wai Sin Wais, Y. (2019) “Factors That Influences the Intention of Middle-Aged Adults’ in Johor to Move Into A Retirement Village”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 4(5), pp. 34 - 42. Available at: https://msocialsciences.com/index.php/mjssh/article/view/257 (Accessed: 14July2020).