Associations among Chinese Cultural Beliefs of Adversity, Income Recovery, and Psychological Status of Wenchuan Earthquake Survivors

Yunong Huang, Hung Wong, Ngoh Tan

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    Abstract

    This research examines the associations between Chinese cultural beliefs of adversity, income recovery, and psychological status among the Wenchuan earthquake survivors. A total of 304 valid questionnaires were collected. Regression analyses indicated that positive Chinese cultural beliefs of adversity and income recovery were associated significantly with life satisfaction. The relationship between positive Chinese cultural beliefs of adversity and life satisfaction was also mediated by income recovery. The research has highlighted the importance of examining both positive and negative aspects of psychological status among disaster survivors and adopting different methods to work with different aspects of their psychological status.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)343-364
    Number of pages22
    JournalSocial Work in Mental Health
    Volume12
    Issue number4
    Early online date2014
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

    Keywords

    • Chinese culture
    • cultural beliefs of adversity
    • depression
    • earthquake survivors
    • income recovery
    • life satisfaction

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