Housing environment, feelings of control and psychological well-being of older persons in Hong Kong

Oi Ling SIU, David Rosser PHILLIPS, G. O., Anthony YEH, H. C., Kevin CHENG

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This study examined the effects of housing environment (environmental stressors) on psychological well-being among a sample of 518 (224 males, 294 females) low income Hong Kong residents aged 60 or above and living in densely populated new towns and old urban areas. Participants who scored highly in their personal feelings of control and satisfaction of housing environment (inner environment, outer environment, and security concerns) tended to report better psychological well-being. Furthermore, the study demonstrated the moderating role of feelings of control on the effects of environmental stressors (specifically inner rather than outer housing environment) on psychological well-being.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004
Event28th International Congress of Psychology - Chinese Psychological Society, Beijing, China
Duration: 8 Aug 200413 Aug 2004


Conference28th International Congress of Psychology
Abbreviated titleICP2004
OtherThe Chinese Psychology Society
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Bibliographical note

Abstract of presentation published in "International Journal of Psychology", 39(5/6), Special Issue: Abstracts of the XXVIII INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PSYCHOLOGY, p.546.


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