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.
- Chinese culture
- cultural beliefs of adversity
- earthquake survivors
- income recovery
- life satisfaction