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Zhiming Cheng
University of New South Wales
73Publications
13H-index
430Citations
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#1Haining Wang (SYSU: Sun Yat-sen University)H-Index: 7
#2Zhiming Cheng (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 13
Last.Russell Smyth (Monash University)H-Index: 44
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Abstract We examine the health returns to proficiency in Mandarin in urban China using longitudinal data from the China Family Panel Studies. We find that greater proficiency in Mandarin improves self-reported health, mental health and capacity to perform activities of daily living. We also examine the relationship between Mandarin proficiency and health inequality and the decomposition results show that differences in Mandarin proficiency account for between 2% and 20% of health inequality in u...
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#1Zhiming Cheng (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 13
#2Ingrid Nielsen (Deakin University)H-Index: 18
Last.Henry Cutler (Macquarie University)H-Index: 2
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between aged care employees’ perceived job quality and intention to stay in current aged care facilities, mediated by work-life interference. Design/methodology/approach This paper uses the nationally representative employee–employer matched data from the 2012 National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey in Australia. It applies the theoretical lens of the Job Characteristics Model and a mediation analytical model that controls f...
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#1Haining Wang (SDU: Shandong University)H-Index: 7
#2Zhiming Cheng (Macquarie University)H-Index: 13
Last.Russell Smyth (Monash University)H-Index: 44
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We examine the relationship between (relative) consumption and happiness using panel data for China, an important developing country. We find that consumption has a positive effect on happiness. An increase in the average consumption of those of the same age, education and gender at the community level has a positive effect on happiness, consistent with a signalling effect, while an increase in the consumption of the highest spenders in this group engenders a jealousy effect. There is mixed evid...
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#1Haining Wang (SDU: Shandong University)H-Index: 7
#2Zhiming Cheng (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 13
Last.Russell Smyth (Monash University)H-Index: 44
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Much literature explores the relationship between income and happiness, but the literature on wealth and happiness is more limited. We use longitudinal data for China to examine the effect of absolute wealth, relative wealth and key components of wealth on happiness and happiness inequality. We find that wealthier people are generally happier and that the rank order of one’s wealth, relative to comparators, matters for happiness. We also find that an increase in the wealth of those to whom we co...
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#1Zhiming Cheng (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 13
#2Denise M. Jepsen (Macquarie University)H-Index: 10
Last.Ben Zhe Wang (Macquarie University)H-Index: 4
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This study investigates the relationship between eldercare and employee subjective wellbeing. Employing a dynamic analysis of national panel data over ten waves in Australia, the study examines the intertemporal effects of lagged and current eldercare on subjective wellbeing, including general life and job satisfaction, satisfaction with free time, employment opportunities, work-life balance, job security, pay, and work hours. When the effects are statistically significant, eldercare provision t...
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#1Jie Li (SHU: Shanghai University)H-Index: 5
#2Wangshuai Wang (SJTU: Shanghai Jiao Tong University)H-Index: 3
Last.Zhiming Cheng (Macquarie University)H-Index: 13
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In urban China, improving rural–urban migrant workers’ subjective wellbeing has become an important goal for workplaces and local governments. Drawing from the social capital theory and using original survey data, we examine the relationship between migrant workers’ guanxi (‘personal relations’ in the Chinese context) with their supervisors and their job satisfaction. Our results show that supervisor–subordinate guanxi is positively related to migrant workers’ job satisfaction. This relationship...
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#1Russell Smyth (Monash University)H-Index: 44
#2Ingrid Nielsen (Deakin University)H-Index: 18
Last.Ben Zhe Wang (Macquarie University)H-Index: 4
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AbstractEmploying longitudinal data, we examine how income mediates, and sexual identity moderates, the gender-job satisfaction relationship using the theoretical lens of human capital theory. We find that income does mediate the gender-job satisfaction relationship and that the mediated relationship between gender and job satisfaction is moderated by sexual identity. Our main result is that income is a stronger driver of the gender-job satisfaction relationship for lesbians than it is for strai...
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#1Jie Li (SHU: Shanghai University)H-Index: 5
#2Mengyuan Fang (SHU: Shanghai University)
Last.Zhiming Cheng (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 13
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Improving people’s life satisfaction has become an important goal for many individuals and societies. In this study we investigate how grit influences life satisfaction. We propose that individuals’ self-esteem mediates the relationship between grit and life satisfaction. Study 1, with a sample of 243 employees enrolled in a business training course, found that an individual’s grit was positively related to life satisfaction and that self-esteem fully mediated this relationship. In Study 2, with...
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#1Haining Wang (SDU: Shandong University)H-Index: 7
#2Zhiming Cheng (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 13
Last.Russell Smyth (Monash University)H-Index: 44
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We examine the educational spillover effects of migrant students on local students’ academic achievement in public middle schools in urban China. The identification of peer effects relies on idiosyncratic variation in the proportion of migrant students across classes within schools. We find that the proportion of migrant students in each class has a small, and positive, effect on local students’ test scores in Chinese, but has no significant effect on math and English test scores. We also find c...
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#1Yeqing Huang (Tongji University)H-Index: 3
#2Fei Guo (Macquarie University)H-Index: 14
Last.Zhiming Cheng (Macquarie University)H-Index: 13
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ABSTRACTThis study examines the settlement intentions of migrants based on original survey data collected from four large Chinese cities. Despite the long-lasting institutional effects of the hukou (household registration) system, market mechanisms are becoming increasingly important in affecting migrant settlement intentions. Although rural hukou holders are more likely to return to their places of origin, migrants who have received higher education, who are self-employed or who own homes are m...
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