Personal and neighbourhood indicators of quality of urban life : a case study of Hong Kong

Chien Tat LOW, Robert STIMSON, Si CHEN, Ester CERIN, Pui Yun, Paulina WONG, Poh Chin LAI*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

1 Scopus Citations

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of findings from a recent survey of quality of urban life (QOUL) in Hong Kong which focuses on: (a) individuals’ subjective assessment of their overall quality of life (QOL) and of a set of QOL life domains, and (b) their level of satisfaction for three levels of QOUL living domains: their housing, their neighbourhood, and Hong Kong as a whole. Differences between demographic and socio-economic groups are discussed. The paper also reports on preliminary results of multivariate modelling to identify factors that might explain variations in individual levels of satisfaction with their overall QOL and with the three levels of QOUL living domains. The Hong Kong survey of QOUL is compared to those of Brisbane and of the greater Detroit region to highlight differences between urban regions in the east and west. The results show that Hong Kong is still lagging far behind the two western regions in most aspects of the QOL life domains and the three QOUL living domains. The comparisons have implied that the differences between these urban regions are beyond east-west influence in the perception of quality of life and more attributable to disparities in urban environments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-773
Number of pages23
JournalSocial Indicators Research : An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement
Volume136
Issue number2
Early online date14 Mar 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Hong Kong
quality of life
Quality of Life
housing
Urban Life
economics
Group
Economics
Demography

Keywords

  • Modelling QOL/QOUL in Hong Kong
  • Quality of life domains
  • Quality of urban life domains
  • Subjective quality of life

Cite this

@article{84c97e4c6bd34654a2e80fdc0d14547f,
title = "Personal and neighbourhood indicators of quality of urban life : a case study of Hong Kong",
abstract = "This paper provides an overview of findings from a recent survey of quality of urban life (QOUL) in Hong Kong which focuses on: (a) individuals’ subjective assessment of their overall quality of life (QOL) and of a set of QOL life domains, and (b) their level of satisfaction for three levels of QOUL living domains: their housing, their neighbourhood, and Hong Kong as a whole. Differences between demographic and socio-economic groups are discussed. The paper also reports on preliminary results of multivariate modelling to identify factors that might explain variations in individual levels of satisfaction with their overall QOL and with the three levels of QOUL living domains. The Hong Kong survey of QOUL is compared to those of Brisbane and of the greater Detroit region to highlight differences between urban regions in the east and west. The results show that Hong Kong is still lagging far behind the two western regions in most aspects of the QOL life domains and the three QOUL living domains. The comparisons have implied that the differences between these urban regions are beyond east-west influence in the perception of quality of life and more attributable to disparities in urban environments.",
keywords = "Modelling QOL/QOUL in Hong Kong, Quality of life domains, Quality of urban life domains, Subjective quality of life",
author = "LOW, {Chien Tat} and Robert STIMSON and Si CHEN and Ester CERIN and WONG, {Pui Yun, Paulina} and LAI, {Poh Chin}",
year = "2018",
month = "4",
doi = "10.1007/s11205-017-1579-3",
language = "English",
volume = "136",
pages = "751--773",
journal = "Social Indicators Research",
issn = "0303-8300",
publisher = "Springer Netherlands",
number = "2",

}

Personal and neighbourhood indicators of quality of urban life : a case study of Hong Kong. / LOW, Chien Tat; STIMSON, Robert; CHEN, Si; CERIN, Ester; WONG, Pui Yun, Paulina; LAI, Poh Chin.

In: Social Indicators Research : An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Vol. 136, No. 2, 04.2018, p. 751-773.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Personal and neighbourhood indicators of quality of urban life : a case study of Hong Kong

AU - LOW, Chien Tat

AU - STIMSON, Robert

AU - CHEN, Si

AU - CERIN, Ester

AU - WONG, Pui Yun, Paulina

AU - LAI, Poh Chin

PY - 2018/4

Y1 - 2018/4

N2 - This paper provides an overview of findings from a recent survey of quality of urban life (QOUL) in Hong Kong which focuses on: (a) individuals’ subjective assessment of their overall quality of life (QOL) and of a set of QOL life domains, and (b) their level of satisfaction for three levels of QOUL living domains: their housing, their neighbourhood, and Hong Kong as a whole. Differences between demographic and socio-economic groups are discussed. The paper also reports on preliminary results of multivariate modelling to identify factors that might explain variations in individual levels of satisfaction with their overall QOL and with the three levels of QOUL living domains. The Hong Kong survey of QOUL is compared to those of Brisbane and of the greater Detroit region to highlight differences between urban regions in the east and west. The results show that Hong Kong is still lagging far behind the two western regions in most aspects of the QOL life domains and the three QOUL living domains. The comparisons have implied that the differences between these urban regions are beyond east-west influence in the perception of quality of life and more attributable to disparities in urban environments.

AB - This paper provides an overview of findings from a recent survey of quality of urban life (QOUL) in Hong Kong which focuses on: (a) individuals’ subjective assessment of their overall quality of life (QOL) and of a set of QOL life domains, and (b) their level of satisfaction for three levels of QOUL living domains: their housing, their neighbourhood, and Hong Kong as a whole. Differences between demographic and socio-economic groups are discussed. The paper also reports on preliminary results of multivariate modelling to identify factors that might explain variations in individual levels of satisfaction with their overall QOL and with the three levels of QOUL living domains. The Hong Kong survey of QOUL is compared to those of Brisbane and of the greater Detroit region to highlight differences between urban regions in the east and west. The results show that Hong Kong is still lagging far behind the two western regions in most aspects of the QOL life domains and the three QOUL living domains. The comparisons have implied that the differences between these urban regions are beyond east-west influence in the perception of quality of life and more attributable to disparities in urban environments.

KW - Modelling QOL/QOUL in Hong Kong

KW - Quality of life domains

KW - Quality of urban life domains

KW - Subjective quality of life

UR - http://commons.ln.edu.hk/sw_master/6141

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85015175028&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s11205-017-1579-3

DO - 10.1007/s11205-017-1579-3

M3 - Journal Article (refereed)

VL - 136

SP - 751

EP - 773

JO - Social Indicators Research

JF - Social Indicators Research

SN - 0303-8300

IS - 2

ER -