Impact of bauxite mining on quality of life : An analysis of road users

Norsyamimi, Rosli and Abdul Rahimi, Abdul Rahman and Intan Suhana, Mohd Razelan and Azlina, Ismail and Muzamir, Hasan (2021) Impact of bauxite mining on quality of life : An analysis of road users. In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science; 4th National Conference on Wind and Earthquake Engineering, NCWE 2020, 16 - 17 October 2020 , Putrajaya, Malaysia. pp. 1-9., 682 (012040). ISSN 1755-1307

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Mining activities are often associated with various adverse effects. Until now, most research focuses on the environmental, occupational, and health impacts of mining activities. However, existing literature lacks information on mining activities' impact on the quality of life of surrounding road users. Therefore, this research aims to compare the quality of life of road users between bauxite and non-bauxite areas. To achieve that objective, questionnaire survey data from road users were collected and analyzed. The findings suggest that the affected road users have an overall significantly lower health- related quality of life than the control group. Specifically, the affected road users have significantly lower physical-, psychological-, and social-related quality of life. While numerous other factors might influence the participants' quality of life, respondent demographic and road satisfaction variables have a low to a negligible relationship with the quality of life in this study. This research's key contribution is by identifying the impact of mining activities on road users in a developing country.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Human; Mining industry; Quality of life; Road users; Roads and streets; Sustainable development
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Faculty/Division: College of Engineering
Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mr Muhamad Firdaus Janih@Jaini
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2022 01:51
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2022 01:51
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