Associations of economic loss, financial strain, and psychological status of Wenchuan earthquake survivors

Yunong Huang, Hung Wong, Ngoh Tan

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    Abstract

    This study examines the effects of economic loss on the life satisfaction and mental health of Wenchuan earthquake survivors. Economic loss is measured by earthquake impacts on the income and houses of the survivors. The correlation analysis shows that earthquake impact on income is significantly correlated with life satisfaction and depression. The regression analyses indicate that earthquake impact on income is indirectly associated with life satisfaction and depression through its effect on financial strain. The research highlights the importance of coping strategies in maintaining a balance between economic status and living demands for disaster survivors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)795-810
    Number of pages16
    JournalDISASTERS
    Volume39
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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