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The Relationship between Energy Poverty and Individual Development: Exploring the Serial Mediating Effects of Learning Behavior and Health Condition

College of Public Administration, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(16), 8888; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18168888
Received: 2 August 2021 / Revised: 20 August 2021 / Accepted: 22 August 2021 / Published: 23 August 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Environmental Health)
Energy poverty has negative impacts on the residents’ life from various aspects. A comprehensive understanding of these impacts is the top priority in energy poverty governance. Previous qualitative studies have shown that energy poverty has the potential to negatively impact the individual development of residents through multiple pathways. However, few scholars have explored this issue from a quantitative perspective. To fill the gaps in existing research, this study aims to examine the impact of energy poverty on individual development and explore the serial mediating effects of learning behavior and health condition in the relationship. A total of 2289 valid samples are obtained from the dataset of Chinese General Social Survey (CGSS). SPSS 26.0 and PROCESS 3.5 are used to conduct serial mediating effects analysis. The results show that energy poverty can significantly negatively impact the individual development of residents. Learning behavior and health condition are found to independently or serially mediate the relationship between energy poverty and individual development. Health condition has the stronger mediating effect, whereas the mediating effect of learning behavior is weaker. This study may contribute to a better understanding of the consequences of energy poverty in government and academia. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy poverty; individual development; health condition; serial mediation energy poverty; individual development; health condition; serial mediation
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Xiao, Y.; Wu, H.; Wang, G.; Wang, S. The Relationship between Energy Poverty and Individual Development: Exploring the Serial Mediating Effects of Learning Behavior and Health Condition. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 8888. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18168888

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Xiao Y, Wu H, Wang G, Wang S. The Relationship between Energy Poverty and Individual Development: Exploring the Serial Mediating Effects of Learning Behavior and Health Condition. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(16):8888. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18168888

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Xiao, Yiming, Han Wu, Guohua Wang, and Shangrui Wang. 2021. "The Relationship between Energy Poverty and Individual Development: Exploring the Serial Mediating Effects of Learning Behavior and Health Condition" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 16: 8888. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18168888

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