Resources Science ›› 2018, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (2): 299-309.doi: 10.18402/resci.2018.02.07

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Influencing factors and improvement of farmer satisfaction under land expropriation compensation in Wuhan

Lijun ZHU1, Liping QU1(), Wenxin CHEN1(), Xinyi YUAN1, Chang LIU1, Weiyan HU2   

  1. 1. School of Public Administration of China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China
    2. School of Public Administration of Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China
  • Received:2017-06-28 Revised:2017-09-19 Online:2018-02-20 Published:2018-02-11


Based on questionnaire survey data from 154 land-expropriated farmers in Jiangxia district, Wuhan, using customer satisfaction evaluation theory we measured satisfaction with land expropriation compensation and carried out research from three levels, influencing factors, the relationship between them and improvement of farmer satisfaction. This paper builds a set of three-level index systems including 15 observation variables according to previous research, and explored influencing factors of satisfaction of land expropriation compensation and their relationships using principal component analysis and structural equation modeling. We found that compensation procedures, compensation standards, compensation methods and compensation distribution affect the satisfaction degree of land expropriation compensation; in which compensation procedures generate positive effects on the compensation standard, method and distribution. The compensation standard had a positive effect on compensation distribution. Improvement in farmer satisfaction can be achieved two ways: strengthening propaganda to reduce land expropriation compensation expectation and raising the land expropriation compensation standard in order to enhance the actual value of compensation. It is more reasonable to raise the compensation standard to a specific level to guarantee the maximum increase of land expropriation compensation satisfaction and governmental benefits in Jiangxia. On the basis of these results, we provide some suggestions in relation to land expropriation compensation across Jiangxia District.

Key words: land expropriation compensation, farmer satisfaction, principal component analysis, structural equation model, Jiangxia district