Perceptions of the general public in Hong Kong towards the notion of Transport Quality of Life (TQoL)

Wing Yin CHAN

Research output: Other contributionHonours Projects (HP)

Abstract

Transport Quality of Life (TQoL) has been a newly emerging theme when the urban planners decide on how to have the transportation in a specific region. In the United States, researchers started to evaluate the citizens’ TQoL for the policymaking process related to transport planning to improve citizens’ TQoL in the future. Researchers have developed a framework for assessing the TQoL in the 3 major aspects and they are the Physical Well-being (PWB), Mental Well-being (MWB) and Social Well-being (SWB). However, there is a lack of related studies have been carried out to evaluate the current TQoL of the citizens in Hong Kong despite the rapid urban development in building new communities. This study aims to bridge the gap in the TQoL of residents in Hong Kong by inviting the Hong Kong residents to fill in the online questionnaire. The collected valid data will be analyzed by employing the IBM statistical software SPSS 26.0. The findings were as follows: (1) there are statistically significant positive relationship between the physical well-being and mental well-being; (2) the Transport Quality of Life between the urban cores and the periphery showed no significant difference; (3) the percentage of active travelling did not correlate with the betterment of physical well-being; (4) the income level did not correlate with the betterment of the Transport Quality of Life. Despite the fact that the sample size of this study was only N=141, further study on this topic could be conducted in a more extensive way in order to cumulate and analyze the data with higher significance.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Honours Project (HP)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Geography) (Five-year Full-time)
  • Programme code: A5B084
  • Course code: GGP4016

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