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Efficacy Beliefs and Homeowner Participation

  • Yung Yau
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Abstract

This chapter examines the factors that impact on an individual homeowner’s decision to participate in the management of their multi-owned property in Hong Kong, China. Based on a structured questionnaire survey of multi-owned property (MOP) homeowners, an analytic model was tested using a path-analytic technique. The results show that apart from perceived value of good housing management outcomes, individual homeowners’ perceptions of self-, group- and proxy-efficacies are all significant determinants of their participative behaviour. Moreover, proxy-efficacy belief was found to exert a strong mediating effect on the relationship between group-efficacy belief and participative behaviour. This tripartite system of efficacy beliefs may have important implications for the promotion of resident participation in MOP management.

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Acknowledgement

The work described in this chapter was fully supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China [Project No. CityU 11410214].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yung Yau
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  1. 1.Department of Public PolicyCity University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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