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Article: Reliability and validity of a new building environmental quality questionnaire

TitleReliability and validity of a new building environmental quality questionnaire
Authors
KeywordsBuilding environmental quality questionnaire
Building health hygiene index
Perceived environmental quality
Validation
Issue Date2010
PublisherSage Publications Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://ibe.sagepub.com
Citation
Indoor And Built Environment, 2010, v. 19 n. 6, p. 599-611 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study aimed to develop and then test the reliability and validity of a new self-report questionnaire method called the building environmental quality questionnaire (BEQQ) designed to assess the perceived environmental quality in residential apartments in Hong Kong. A total of 108 (46 men and 62 women) Chinese-speaking residents, between 16 and 81 years of age, took part and completed the questionnaire study. The subjects were recruited from 12 different buildings of three distinct quality ratings (low, medium and high) assigned by the building assessment tool called the building health and hygiene index (BHHI). The study was evaluated to determine reliability and this was assessed involving 20 of the participants (18% of the total sample size). The BEQQ was found to have good test-retest reliability, with intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) values typically around 0.70. The validity testing, also using ICCs, generated moderate to high values for all BEQQ sub-categories (the mean value was around 0.80), indicating a good consistency among residents living within the same building. Finally, the summary BEQQ scores were significantly correlated (-0.68) with the BHHI ratings as the criterion standard. It is concluded that this eight-dimension instrument would provide a short and efficient questionnaire method to obtain self-reported information to determine the perceived residential building quality. The method was shown to yield adequate reliability and has been validated for use in empirical research. © 2010 SAGE Publications.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/136316
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.943
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.522
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
University of Hong Kong's URC Strategic Research Theme in Public Health
Funding Information:

This study was funded by the University of Hong Kong's URC Strategic Research Theme in Public Health.

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dc.contributor.authorChan, AKCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMacFarlane, DJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCerin, Een_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, KSKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, CHFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, DCWen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-27T02:13:05Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-27T02:13:05Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationIndoor And Built Environment, 2010, v. 19 n. 6, p. 599-611en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1420-326Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/136316-
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to develop and then test the reliability and validity of a new self-report questionnaire method called the building environmental quality questionnaire (BEQQ) designed to assess the perceived environmental quality in residential apartments in Hong Kong. A total of 108 (46 men and 62 women) Chinese-speaking residents, between 16 and 81 years of age, took part and completed the questionnaire study. The subjects were recruited from 12 different buildings of three distinct quality ratings (low, medium and high) assigned by the building assessment tool called the building health and hygiene index (BHHI). The study was evaluated to determine reliability and this was assessed involving 20 of the participants (18% of the total sample size). The BEQQ was found to have good test-retest reliability, with intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) values typically around 0.70. The validity testing, also using ICCs, generated moderate to high values for all BEQQ sub-categories (the mean value was around 0.80), indicating a good consistency among residents living within the same building. Finally, the summary BEQQ scores were significantly correlated (-0.68) with the BHHI ratings as the criterion standard. It is concluded that this eight-dimension instrument would provide a short and efficient questionnaire method to obtain self-reported information to determine the perceived residential building quality. The method was shown to yield adequate reliability and has been validated for use in empirical research. © 2010 SAGE Publications.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://ibe.sagepub.comen_HK
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dc.rightsIndoor and Built Environment. Copyright © Sage Publications Ltd..-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectBuilding environmental quality questionnaireen_HK
dc.subjectBuilding health hygiene indexen_HK
dc.subjectPerceived environmental qualityen_HK
dc.subjectValidationen_HK
dc.titleReliability and validity of a new building environmental quality questionnaireen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailMacFarlane, DJ: djmac@hku.hken_HK
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