• ISSN: 2301-3567 (Print), 2972-3981 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: J. Econ. Bus. Manag.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/JOEBM
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JOEBM 2015 Vol.3(3): 364-369 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.7763/JOEBM.2015.V3.211

SEM Approach: Reclassifying Housing Delay in Malaysian Housing Industry

Chang Saar Chai and Aminah Md Yusof

Abstract—This paper sets out to study, define and reclassify delay in housing delivery system in Malaysia. In the recent years, the issues of delay related to housing and its development are gradually increasing in particular the housing project in Malaysia although the traditional delay factors have been applied to tackle this problem. Therefore, there is a strong need to reorganized and reclassified the delay factors in order to find an effective resolution and way out to solve the problems. This research was carried out through both primary and secondary sources. Triangulation approach has been utilized, in which quantitative method is used to collect data whereas qualitative method is essential to be used for data validation. Based on the data collected, a Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) model has been form, showing the relationship of structural delay, institutional delay and cultural delay in relation to housing delivery. From the study conducted, it is found that institutional delay is the major contributor to housing delay in Malaysia. Through the data validation of housing delay index, the study concluded that the Malaysian housing industry is currently experiencing moderate delay. The results from this study would help construction practitioners, developer, consultants, contractors, policy makers, and researchers to have a deep understanding on the delays factors caused in construction process so that proper mitigation measures could be taken place.

Index Terms—Delay classification, Malaysian housing delay, housing delay index, structural equation modeling

Chang Saar Chai is with the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (e-mail: cschai2@live.utm.my).
Aminah Md Yusof is with the School of Graduate Studies, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (e-mail: aminahyusof@utm.my).


Cite: Chang Saar Chai and Aminah Md Yusof, "SEM Approach: Reclassifying Housing Delay in Malaysian Housing Industry," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 364-369, 2015.

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