Document Type : Articles and research extracted from theses


Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Egypt



Quality of life (QOL) is a complex concept encompassing various aspects of an individual, group, or society's wellbeing. Students, who are considered an integral pillar of society, often struggle balancing their academic and social lives, leading to stress and anxiety. This paper aims to improve university students' QOL by understanding and exploring its assessment methods. The research uses literature to discuss QOL's definition, its indicators, evolution, and its relation to the built environment and university students. Using SCOPUS-indexed databases, a systematic approach is applied to select relevant studies to research’s scope. A comparative analysis is used to review 17 studies, providing suitable criteria for assessing university students' QOL. It was found that during assessing university students’ QOL, the psychological and social domains are essential, followed by physical Health and environmental domains. Research recommends adopting WHOQOL-BREF for assessing students' QOL as it is more sensitive to the social and psychological yet including physical health and environmental domains.


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