Best subset regression of residential satisfaction in renovated historical blocks

Authors: Wen Jiang*, Chongqing University
Topics: Behavioral Geography, Asia
Keywords: Residential satisfaction; aspiration; gap theory; best subset regression; renovated historical block
Session Type: Virtual Paper
Day: 4/7/2021
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:15 AM
Room: Virtual 37
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Previous studies of renovated Chinese historical blocks have predominantly emphasized the role of government and physical preservation of blocks, ignoring the interests of residents, although renovation directly influences their daily lives. To reduce this void in the literature, this study sets out to analyze the residential satisfaction in these blocks. Different from existing studies directly assessing the influence of residential attributes on residential satisfaction, following gap theory, satisfaction is assumed impacted by the gap between a resident’s aspirations and the perceived reality. Results of the best subset regression analysis suggest that residential satisfaction is not only influenced by the residential attributes, but also by the residential aspiration. The smaller the gap between aspiration and reality, proportional to the aspiration, the higher residential satisfaction. Residents with a job or living in blocks during the middle renovation stage are more likely to have higher residential satisfaction for several dimensions. Policy implications to increase residential satisfaction during the renovation process of historical blocks are discussed.

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