Students' assessment of their neighbourhood socio-physical environment : difference between Sydney and Beijing

Xu, Leilei 2012, Students' assessment of their neighbourhood socio-physical environment : difference between Sydney and Beijing, in EBRA 2012 : Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium for Environment Behavior Studies, Central South University Press, Changsha, China, pp. 670-676.

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Title Students' assessment of their neighbourhood socio-physical environment : difference between Sydney and Beijing
Author(s) Xu, Leilei
Conference name Environment Behavior Studies. Symposium (8th : 2012 : Changsha, Hunan Province, China)
Conference location Changsha, Hunan Province, China
Conference dates 19-21 Oct. 2012
Title of proceedings EBRA 2012 : Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium for Environment Behavior Studies
Editor(s) He, Shaoyao
Lu, Wei
Xu, Leiqing
Publication date 2012
Conference series Environment Behavior Studies Symposium
Start page 670
End page 676
Total pages 7
Publisher Central South University Press
Place of publication Changsha, China
Keyword(s) children
neighbourhood environment
differences between Beijing and Sydney
Summary This study compared children's assessments of their neighbourhood environments in Sydney and Beijing.Students from nine high schools in Sydney ( N = 166) and two high schools in Beijing ( N = 234) participated in a survey study. Exploratory factor analysis, AN OVA, and structural equation modeling were used to analyse data. Items in the CNE Scale were clustered into four factors: Route to School, Vegetation & Facilities, Neighbours and Convenience. Significant national difference was found on one factor of neighbourhood environment: Rout to School. Structural equation modeling revealed a significant correlation between the constructs" country" and "neighbourhood socio-physical environment" , implying a relationship between the two. In sum, the findings suggested that children in Sydney were more satisfied with their overall neighbourhood socio-physical environment, especially regarding their routes to school.
ISBN 9787899919798
Language eng
Field of Research 120507 Urban Analysis and Development
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051277

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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