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Does satisfactory neighbourhood environment lead to a satisfying life? An investigation of the association between neighbourhood environment and life satisfaction in Beijing
Ma, Jing1; Dong, Guanpeng2; Chen, Yu3; Zhang, Wenzhong4
2018-04-01
Source PublicationCITIES
ISSN0264-2751
Volume74Pages:229-239
Corresponding AuthorDong, Guanpeng(guanpeng.dong@liverpool.ac.uk)
AbstractAssociated with the dramatic expansion of Chinese cities are the unprecedented scale and pace of changes to urban living environment. There is an imperative to assess residents' perceptions of neighbourhood environment and the impacts on life satisfaction. Drawing on a large-scale residential satisfaction survey conducted in Beijing in 2013, we examine the fine-grained spatial distribution and determinants of residents' life satisfaction. A multilevel ordinal response model is employed to investigate the roles of neighbourhood satisfaction, perceived relative income, socio-demographic characteristics, and contextual factors in predicting life satisfaction. Results show that satisfaction with key neighbourhood characteristics including safety, physical and social environments, and travel convenience is statistically significantly associated with life satisfaction. Income relative to that of peers in local areas or to that in the past is a more important predictor of life satisfaction than absolute income. Other individual-level variables, such as age, family structure, hukou status, health, commuting time, and housing-related variables including housing tenure and floor space, are significant correlates of life satisfaction.
KeywordNeighbourhood satisfaction Subjective wellbeing Relative income Multilevel modelling China
DOI10.1016/j.cities.2017.12.008
WOS KeywordQUALITY-OF-LIFE ; URBAN CHINA ; RESIDENTIAL SATISFACTION ; RELATIVE INCOME ; DETERMINANTS ; INEQUALITY ; HAPPINESS ; TIME ; CITY ; GUANGZHOU
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41601148] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41671166] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41529101]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaUrban Studies
WOS SubjectUrban Studies
WOS IDWOS:000425561800024
PublisherELSEVIER SCI LTD
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Cited Times:5[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/57093
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorDong, Guanpeng
Affiliation1.Beijing Normal Univ, Fac Geog Sci, Beijing 100875, Peoples R China
2.Univ Liverpool, Dept Geog & Planning, Liverpool L69 7ZT, Merseyside, England
3.Univ Sheffield, Sch East Asian Studies, Sheffield S10 2TD, S Yorkshire, England
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
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Ma, Jing,Dong, Guanpeng,Chen, Yu,et al. Does satisfactory neighbourhood environment lead to a satisfying life? An investigation of the association between neighbourhood environment and life satisfaction in Beijing[J]. CITIES,2018,74:229-239.
APA Ma, Jing,Dong, Guanpeng,Chen, Yu,&Zhang, Wenzhong.(2018).Does satisfactory neighbourhood environment lead to a satisfying life? An investigation of the association between neighbourhood environment and life satisfaction in Beijing.CITIES,74,229-239.
MLA Ma, Jing,et al."Does satisfactory neighbourhood environment lead to a satisfying life? An investigation of the association between neighbourhood environment and life satisfaction in Beijing".CITIES 74(2018):229-239.
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