Housing environment, feelings of control and psychological well-being of older persons in Hong Kong
The 28th International Congress of Psychology
Chinese Psychological Society
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.
Abstract of presentation is also published in "International Journal of Psychology", 39(5/6), 546.
Siu, O. L., Phillips, D. R., Yeh, A. G. O., & Cheng, K. H. C. (2004, August). Housing environment, feelings of control and psychological well-being of older persons in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China.