Understanding Travel Constraints Among the Elderly in Hong Kong: A Comparative Study of the Elderly Living in Private and in Public Housing

Kam Hung, Xue Bai, Jiaying Lu

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This study aims to test the influence of constraints on travel of the elderly in Hong Kong and to compare perceived travel constraints of Hong Kong seniors in public and in private housing based on the hierarchical leisure constraints model. Face-to-face questionnaire interviews were conducted from December 2013 to April 2014. A total of 415 participants completed the interview successfully. Despite sharing the similar factor structure of the leisure constraints model, the two groups varied significantly in travel behavior, six constraint items, and seven regression paths.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1051-1070
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Travel and Tourism Marketing
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Hong Kong
  • Public housing
  • Seniors
  • Travel constraints

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Marketing

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