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The Correlation of Neighbourhood Assets, Personality, and Resistance to Peer Influence among Poor Urban Youth Living in the Metropolitan City of Kuala Lumpur
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This study examines the correlation of neighbourhood assets, personality, and resistance to peer influence among urban poor youth living in the disadvantaged community of Kuala Lumpur. A total of 448 participants living in low-income apartments in Kuala Lumpur, aged between 13 and 24 years old were requested to complete a set of standardised questionnaires to measure neighbourhood assets (Neighbourhood Developmental Assets Questionnaire), personality (Big Five Inventory short version), and resistance to peer influence (Resistance to Peer Influence). The correlation analysis showed that three dimensions of neighbourhood assets and three types of personality were significantly correlated to resistance to peer influence while other dimensions were not significant. These findings are explained in terms of social and psychological context concerning positive youth development to promote social sustainability.
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    . Nor Ba’yah Abdul Kadir
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