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ERIC Number: EJ960540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Social Mitigation of the Impact of Urban Renewal on Residents' Morale
Cheung, Chau-kiu; Leung, Kwan-kwok
Social Indicators Research, v106 n3 p523-543 May 2012
Residents in the site of urban renewal suffer from its disturbance particularly during its demolition phase. One possible way of mitigating the suffering is assistance from kin and neighbors. The possibility rests on need fulfillment theory, which posits that needed assistance is salutary. To examine this possibility, the study surveyed 437 residents staying around urban renewal sites in Hong Kong. Results lent support to the hypothesized mitigation regarding neighbors' help but not kin's help. Instead, the kin's support exhibited a significantly main positive effect on a resident's morale. Furthermore, quality in neighborhood amenities but not in the residential environment showed a significantly main effect on morale. Results imply the merit of sustaining amenities quality and kin and neighbor assistance for mitigating the demoralizing impacts on residents during urban renewal.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong