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Article: Acculturative stressor and meaning of life as predictors of negative affect in acculturation: A cross-cultural comparative study between Chinese international students in Australia and Hong Kong

TitleAcculturative stressor and meaning of life as predictors of negative affect in acculturation: A cross-cultural comparative study between Chinese international students in Australia and Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsAcculturation
Chinese international student
motional well-being
Issue Date2007
PublisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://informahealthcare.com/anp
Citation
Australian And New Zealand Journal Of Psychiatry, 2007, v. 41 n. 9, p. 740-750 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: The purpose of the present study was to compare the predictive effects of acculturative stressor and meaning of life on negative affect in the process of acculturation between Chinese international students in Australia and Hong Kong. Method: Four hundred mainland Chinese students studying at six universities in Hong Kong and 227 Chinese international students studying at the University of Melbourne in Australia completed a questionnaire that included measures of acculturative stressor, meaning of life, negative affect and demographic information. Results: The Australian sample was found to have a higher level of acculturative stressor and negative affect than the Hong Kong sample. Acculturative stressor had a positive impact on negative affect in both samples, but the impact of different domains of acculturative stressor on negative affect varied between the two groups. Finally, meaning of life partially mediated the relationship between acculturative stressor and negative affect in the Hong Kong sample, but no such effect was found in the Australia sample. Conclusions: Acculturative stressor is a critical risk factor for negative affect in acculturation for Chinese international students in Australia and Hong Kong. Meaning of life acted as a protective factor that mitigated negative affect for mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong, but not for the Chinese international students in Australia. The theoretical and practical implications for resilience-based and meaning-oriented intervention for Chinese international students are discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82154
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.269
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dc.contributor.authorPan, JYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, DFKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorJoubert, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLWen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:26:06Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:26:06Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAustralian And New Zealand Journal Of Psychiatry, 2007, v. 41 n. 9, p. 740-750en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0004-8674en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82154-
dc.description.abstractObjective: The purpose of the present study was to compare the predictive effects of acculturative stressor and meaning of life on negative affect in the process of acculturation between Chinese international students in Australia and Hong Kong. Method: Four hundred mainland Chinese students studying at six universities in Hong Kong and 227 Chinese international students studying at the University of Melbourne in Australia completed a questionnaire that included measures of acculturative stressor, meaning of life, negative affect and demographic information. Results: The Australian sample was found to have a higher level of acculturative stressor and negative affect than the Hong Kong sample. Acculturative stressor had a positive impact on negative affect in both samples, but the impact of different domains of acculturative stressor on negative affect varied between the two groups. Finally, meaning of life partially mediated the relationship between acculturative stressor and negative affect in the Hong Kong sample, but no such effect was found in the Australia sample. Conclusions: Acculturative stressor is a critical risk factor for negative affect in acculturation for Chinese international students in Australia and Hong Kong. Meaning of life acted as a protective factor that mitigated negative affect for mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong, but not for the Chinese international students in Australia. The theoretical and practical implications for resilience-based and meaning-oriented intervention for Chinese international students are discussed.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://informahealthcare.com/anpen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatryen_HK
dc.subjectAcculturationen_HK
dc.subjectChinese international studenten_HK
dc.subjectmotional well-beingen_HK
dc.titleAcculturative stressor and meaning of life as predictors of negative affect in acculturation: A cross-cultural comparative study between Chinese international students in Australia and Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailWong, DFK: dfkwong@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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