Everyday Life Emotions during Anti-Fugitive Offenders Ordinance Protests in Hong Kong 
Tsz-Wah MA  Contact / Kontakt / Kapcsolat
EJMH Vol 15 Issue 1 (2020) 56-71; https://doi.org/10.5708/EJMH.15.2020.1.4
Received: 21 October 2019; accepted: 5 April 2020; online date: 15 June 2020
Section: Research Papers
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This experience sampling study investigated the impact of political movement (i.e. Anti-Fugitive
Offenders Ordinance Protests) on everyday emotional reactivity and dynamics. Participants who
finished our experience sampling during Movement (18–70 years; n = 100) and matched sample
(18–70 years; n = 100) reported positive and negative emotions seven times a week for five weeks.
Hierarchical linear modeling revealed that during the Movement, participants reported lower positive
emotions and higher negative emotions, and lower positive emotional inertia and higher nega –
tive emotional inertia. This study is the first of its kind to investigate different aspects of everyday
emotional experiences during political movements. Participants perceived significant changes in
their everyday events although the Movement was not long and not severely violent. This study
highlights the importance of investigating everyday emotions of people in other more serious conflict
and post-conflict settings.


Fugitive Offenders Ordinance; emotion; everyday life; political movement; Hong Kong

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Tsz Wah MA
Department of Surgery
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sha Tin, NT,
Hong Kong