Economic and political conditions and modern and postmodern value orientations of Hong Kong citizens

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-361
Journal / PublicationSocial Science Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004


There is no research evidence concerning relationships between individuals' modern and postmodern value orientations and their perceptions of modern and postmodern economic and political conditions. To examine the relationship, the present study surveyed 1,008 Chinese adult citizens in Hong Kong, 2000. Results of structural equation modeling indicate that citizens' perceptions of modern (postmodern) economic and political conditions had significant positive effects on their modern (postmodern) value orientations. These effects may reflect people's conformity to perceived societal norms about modern or postmodern conditions. Meanwhile, they reveal that there were weak effects of modern (postmodern) value orientations on perceptions of modern (postmodern) conditions. © 2004 Published by Elsevier Inc.