GEOGRAPHICAL SIGNIFICANCE IN ASSESSING QUALITY OF LIFE IN CENTRAL KARAKORAM NATIONAL PARK INHABITANTS

Najma Najam, Rabia Hussain Kanwal

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This paper addresses geographical significance in assessing quality of life among inhabitants of Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP), Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. The aim is to evaluate the degree of the extent to which the quality of life conditions of an average person living in particular regions of Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP). Findings indicated that relationship of perception of quality of life among mountain inhabitants was a significant contributor factor in their lives (physical, psychological, social and environmental well-being, and satisfaction in life with hope, diversity in level of hope and planning to meet their goals). The presence of hope is positively associated with quality of life and subjective well-being of CKNP inhabitants. This has been important in identifying differences in mountain men and women and difference in valleys. Implications for mountain life and healthy living are indicated. This project was funded by the Research Grant from SEED project of KIU/Evk2 CNR to the first author with 2nd author assisting, acknowledgement of all those involved in data collection.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21015/vtess.v7i1.221

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