Efficacy Beliefs and Homeowner Participation
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.
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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