Factors affecting housewives' intentions to engage in collective action against wealth inequality: Some data from Hong Kong
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AbstractWealth inequality has pervasive social and political consequences for all segments of our society. The current study aimed to examine whether Hong Kong housewives’ attitudes toward (ATT) and subjective norm (NORM) with respect to wealth inequality could explain their intentions to engage in collective action against it. We were also interested in the potential moderating roles of educational attainment and age in such relations. A total of 156 Hong Kong housewives (Mage = 3.44, SDage = 1.02) were recruited through a territory-wide phone survey during which they responded to questions capturing the aforementioned variables. Consistent with our hypotheses, hierarchical regression results revealed that: 1) ATT and NORM together significantly explained housewives’ collective action intentions (CAI); 2) NORM was found to be more important than ATT in explaining CAI; and 3) the association between ATT and CAI was stronger for those with higher educational attainment than those lower in education. Contrary to our expectation, the association between NORM and CAI did not differ across ages. These findings help advance our understanding of housewives’ views of wealth inequality in Hong Kong. It is hoped that studies like ours can contribute to a more egalitarian society by attending to and reflecting political views and opinions among housewives, a minoritized segment that has been largely ignored in mainstream social political research.
1= 18 -29 years old; 2 = 30 - 39 years old; 3 = 40 - 49 years old; 4 = 50 - 59 years old; 5 = 60 - 70 years old
Acceptance Date28/02/2018
All Author(s) ListTsang Vivian H.-L., Chan Darius, Cheng Grand H.-L., Yeung Dannii Y.
Name of ConferenceU.S.-Hong Kong 2018 Conference "Aging across Time and Contexts"
Start Date of Conference19/05/2018
End Date of Conference20/05/2018
Place of ConferenceHong Kong
Country/Region of ConferenceHong Kong
Year2018
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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