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Article: The protective function of meaning of life on life satisfaction among Chinese students in Australia and Hong Kong: a cross-cultural comparative study.

TitleThe protective function of meaning of life on life satisfaction among Chinese students in Australia and Hong Kong: a cross-cultural comparative study.
Authors
KeywordsAcculturation
College health
International students
Life satisfaction
Meaning of life
Issue Date2008
PublisherHeldref Publications. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.heldref.org/jach.php
Citation
Journal Of American College Health : J Of Ach, 2008, v. 57 n. 2, p. 221-231 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVE: The authors compared the predictive effects of acculturative stressors and meaning of life on life satisfaction between Chinese students in Australia and in Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS: In 2006, the researchers recruited 606 Chinese students studying abroad at the University of Melbourne in Australia and at 6 universities in Hong Kong. METHODS: Participants completed a questionnaire that included measures of acculturative stressors, meaning of life, life satisfaction, and demographic information. RESULTS: The Australian sample experienced a significantly higher level of acculturative stressors than did the Hong Kong sample, but life satisfaction did not differ significantly between the 2 samples. Meaning of life had a strong positive contribution and acculturative stressors had a negative contribution in predicting life satisfaction in both samples. Meaning of life partially mediated the relationship between acculturative stressors and life satisfaction in both samples. CONCLUSIONS: The authors discuss the theoretical and practical implications for Chinese students studying abroad.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88102
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.417
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.087
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dc.contributor.authorPan, JYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, DFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorJoubert, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:38:48Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:38:48Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of American College Health : J Of Ach, 2008, v. 57 n. 2, p. 221-231en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0744-8481en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88102-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: The authors compared the predictive effects of acculturative stressors and meaning of life on life satisfaction between Chinese students in Australia and in Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS: In 2006, the researchers recruited 606 Chinese students studying abroad at the University of Melbourne in Australia and at 6 universities in Hong Kong. METHODS: Participants completed a questionnaire that included measures of acculturative stressors, meaning of life, life satisfaction, and demographic information. RESULTS: The Australian sample experienced a significantly higher level of acculturative stressors than did the Hong Kong sample, but life satisfaction did not differ significantly between the 2 samples. Meaning of life had a strong positive contribution and acculturative stressors had a negative contribution in predicting life satisfaction in both samples. Meaning of life partially mediated the relationship between acculturative stressors and life satisfaction in both samples. CONCLUSIONS: The authors discuss the theoretical and practical implications for Chinese students studying abroad.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHeldref Publications. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.heldref.org/jach.phpen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of American college health : J of ACHen_HK
dc.rightsJournal of American College Health. Copyright © Heldref Publications.en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectAcculturation-
dc.subjectCollege health-
dc.subjectInternational students-
dc.subjectLife satisfaction-
dc.subjectMeaning of life-
dc.titleThe protective function of meaning of life on life satisfaction among Chinese students in Australia and Hong Kong: a cross-cultural comparative study.en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailWong, DF: dfkwong@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, CL: cecichan@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.3200/JACH.57.2.221-232en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
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