Social ecological support involving institutions, families, local communities and virtual platforms greatly influence the living environment of the youth living in the city in enhancing competitiveness to survive challenges and to improve their quality of life. Competitive ability for the purpose of survival in urban areas requires a high level of knowledge, skills, lifelong learning, and high value as well as creativity to adapt to changes and the dynamics of city life. Social ecology support and their survivability will ensure that the youths to have a good quality of life in terms of physical facilities, financial literacy, health and wellness, family happiness as well as social harmony to achieve personal well-being and contribute to the sustainability of their families and communities. This study surveys youths from various ethnic backgrounds living in urban areas which involving a sample of 2600 people using the City Youth Perceptions on Social Ecological Support, Survival and Quality of Life Inventory, (IPGB - SESKH). This study reveals the relationship between the three variables and the impact of survival as a mediator between social ecological support and the quality of life among youths living in the city of Kuala Lumpur.
Social ecology, survival, quality of life, city of Kuala Lumpur