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This research is conducted by Professor Joshua Ka-ho MOK, Professor Alex Yue-feng ZHU and Dr Geng-hua HUANG.

The research team commissioned an international survey firm Dynata to collect data from a sample of young adults in Hong Kong aged between 18 to 35 years between 25 March 2019 and 1 April 2019. Dynata adopted a random sampling method and selected / invited young adults from all eighteen local districts of Hong Kong to make up a ratio of participants from Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories that would be close to 2:3:5.

The final sample consisted of 1,028 respondents, among whom 52.1% were male. The research team categorized the young adults into three income groups based on their self-reported monthly incomes: those with a monthly income of between 0 and 19,999 Hong Kong dollars (HKD) were grouped as low-income earners; those between HKD 20,000 and HKD 29,999 were grouped as middle-income earners; while those with a monthly income equal to or above HKD 30,000 were grouped as high-income earners. The relative numbers of low-, middle-, and high-income young adults were 41.9%, 30.9%, and 27.1%, respectively.

The research team measured positive attitude toward GBA cities in Mainland, situational concerns, experience of visiting Mainland GBA cities, intention to migrate to a Mainland GBA City and a series of sociodemographic variables.



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Mok, K.-H., Zhu, A. Y.-F., & Huang, G.-H. (2021). Hong Kong and GBA: psychological distance among Hong Kong working adults. Retrieved from https://www.ln.edu.hk/sgs/_content/media/policy_brief_no2_2021.pdf