What is it about?

In Bandung, Indonesia, there are enormous challenges to the maintenance of a high quality of life (QOL) for its citizens. Unequal income distribution in the city threatened social cohesion. In 2018, we investigated the states and correlation of social cohesion and QOL in the city through a survey. The results revealed that the population of Bandung has high social cohesion and decent QOL. QOL is significantly correlated with social cohesion, therefore strategies that seek to enhance social cohesion may be beneficial to improve the QOL.

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Why is it important?

Strategies that seek to enhance social cohesion may also beneficial for improving QOL.


I hope this study help you to understand the importance of social cohesion, especially to some groups. To simplify, this study basically support the argument that the stronger your social connectivity with others, it might improve your quality of life.

Dr. Sekar Ayu Paramita
Gunma University

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This page is a summary of: Social cohesion and quality of life in Bandung: A cross sectional study, PLoS ONE, October 2021, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0258472.
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