—The degree of well-being and satisfaction that
people experienced has an influence on their political beliefs.
During times such as in natural disasters or catastrophe, the
victims’ senses of political beliefs are tested and can result in
negative perceptions, a decline towards disbelief in their own
politicians. However, during floods, the victims still seem to
trust their own politicians.Although remedial strategies and
relief may come from other parties, they still hold on to their
political beliefs. Hence, this article attempts to investigate the
political belief system of the flood victims and examine if it can
indicate their political well-being.
—Political beliefs, well-being, happiness, flood
Noor Hadzlida Ayobis a PhD candidateof the College of Government,
Law and International Studies (COLGIS),Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok,
Kedah DarulAman, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mohd Fo’ad Sakdanis an associate professor attached to the College of
Government, Law and International Studies (COLGIS),Universiti Utara
Malaysia. He is currently the Director of the Research and Innovation
Management Center (RIMC) of the Universiti Utara Malaysia (e-mail:
Cite:Noor Hadzlida Ayob and Mohd Fo’ad Sakdan, "Political Beliefs: Determinant Well-Being of the Flood
Victims," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 548-552, 2013.