Principal Investigator: Dr Kevin Cheng
Department: Department of Rehabilitation and Social Sciences
Tung Wah College, Department of Rehabilitation and Social Sciences, 21F
90A Shantung Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Funding body: Tung Wah College (internal funding grant)
1a: 1. to examine the patterns and rate of readjustment after relocation.
2. to better understand the factors that make people vulnerable to
readjustment. The factors are: geographical, environmental, demographic,
biological, psychosocial, and behavioural factors as moderators of trend.
The study examines the variation of readjustment parameters as a function of
the “Length of time at current address”.
Re-Adjustment refers to self-report on mental health (e.g., Life Satisfaction,
Depression signs) and others measures (e.g., Sleep, Alcohol consumption,
Smoking, Diet and Physical Activity, Internet Connectivity, Air Quality).
1b: Experience from relocation can lead to psychological stress, which is an
common occurrence throughout ones’ lives. Further, various physical and
behavioural problems could be manifested as a result. These two health issues
are the core concerns of the UK Biobank.
1c: The study models the consequence (i.e., behavioural and psychological
health indicators) of relocation along the “Length of time at current address”.
Traditionally, people began to adjusted at the low end of the recovery level but
gradually improve in a linear or curvilinear manner. However, factors internal
and/ or external to the person may hinder the rate of recovery. Past research
have identified these factors to be either environmental, geographical, social or
biological influences. The present study examines how these factors impact on
the pattern and rate of recovery. Age-cohort differences will also be explored.
1d: A full cohort is required because locality or the local of respondents are
factored in the multi-level analysis.