Table 2

Factor loading for selected living environmental factors

Factor 1Factor 2
Results of the factor analysis with Varimax rotation by the selected living environmental factors. Factor 1 was considered to represent “walkable green streets and spaces near the residence”. Factor 2 was considered to represent “positive attitude to one’s own community”.
Space for easy street walk around the residence0.8220.040
Parks and green lined streets around residence0.8220.034
Less noise from automobiles and factories near the residence0.5530.117
Longer hours of sunlight at the residence0.3600.261
Active communication among neighbouring residents0.0060.798
Preference to continue to live in the current community0.1580.686
r 2 0.3260.174