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Article: Measuring perceived neighbourhood walkability in Hong Kong

TitleMeasuring perceived neighbourhood walkability in Hong Kong
Authors
Keywordsbuilt environment
health
high-density areas
Neighbourhood walkability
reliability
validity
Issue Date2007
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cities
Citation
Cities, 2007, v. 24 n. 3, p. 209-217 How to Cite?
Abstract
This study examined the reliability and validity of the interviewer-administered Chinese version of the abbreviated Neighbourhood Environment Walkability Scale (Chinese NEWS-A). One hundred and twenty-four Chinese-speaking adult residents of Hong Kong were recruited from neighbourhoods objectively differing in walkability (dwelling density and street connectivity) and socio-economic status (SES). They completed the interviewer-administered Chinese NEWS-A, and half of them were reassessed 7-10 days later. The Chinese NEWS-A had good test-retest-reliability. Residents of high walkable neighbourhoods reported higher residential density, land use mix, street connectivity, infrastructure and safety for walking but lower levels of traffic load, and fewer cul-de-sacs and hilly streets. Residents of higher SES areas reported higher aesthetics but less traffic and crime. Overall, this study lends support for the construct validity and reliability of the Chinese NEWS-A. It is concluded that this instrument can be used in cross-national studies of the effect of the built environment on residents' walking. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87946
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2013 Impact Factor: 1.836
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.892
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
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dc.contributor.authorCerin, Een_HK
dc.contributor.authorMacfarlane, DJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKo, HHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, KCAen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:36:27Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:36:27Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCities, 2007, v. 24 n. 3, p. 209-217en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0264-2751en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87946-
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the reliability and validity of the interviewer-administered Chinese version of the abbreviated Neighbourhood Environment Walkability Scale (Chinese NEWS-A). One hundred and twenty-four Chinese-speaking adult residents of Hong Kong were recruited from neighbourhoods objectively differing in walkability (dwelling density and street connectivity) and socio-economic status (SES). They completed the interviewer-administered Chinese NEWS-A, and half of them were reassessed 7-10 days later. The Chinese NEWS-A had good test-retest-reliability. Residents of high walkable neighbourhoods reported higher residential density, land use mix, street connectivity, infrastructure and safety for walking but lower levels of traffic load, and fewer cul-de-sacs and hilly streets. Residents of higher SES areas reported higher aesthetics but less traffic and crime. Overall, this study lends support for the construct validity and reliability of the Chinese NEWS-A. It is concluded that this instrument can be used in cross-national studies of the effect of the built environment on residents' walking. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/citiesen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofCitiesen_HK
dc.subjectbuilt environmenten_HK
dc.subjecthealthen_HK
dc.subjecthigh-density areasen_HK
dc.subjectNeighbourhood walkabilityen_HK
dc.subjectreliabilityen_HK
dc.subjectvalidityen_HK
dc.titleMeasuring perceived neighbourhood walkability in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0264-2751&volume=24&spage=209&epage=217&date=2007&atitle=Measuring+perceived+neighbourhood+walkability+in+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailCerin, E: ecerin@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailMacfarlane, DJ: djmac@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cities.2006.12.002en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume24en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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