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Sense of community and depressive symptoms among older earthquake survivors following the 2008 earthquake in Chengdu China
Li,Yawen1; Sun,Fei2; He,Xusong3; Chan,Kin Sun4
2019-06-19
Source PublicationJournal of Community Psychology
ISSN15206629 00904392
Volume39Issue:7Pages:776-785
AbstractThis study examined the impact of an earthquake as well as the role of sense of community as a protective factor against depressive symptoms among older Chinese adults who survived an 8.0 magnitude earthquake in 2008. A household survey of a random sample was conducted 3 months after the earthquake and 298 older earthquake survivors participated in it. The results showed that earthquake-associated distress had a direct effect on depression controlling for coping, informal support, and sense of community. The results also showed that the effect of earthquake-associated distress is contingent upon the level of sense of community. The findings highlighted the role of individuals' sense of community as a protective factor against traumatic experiences and suggested that attempts to build trust and form a sense of belonging to the new community among older earthquake survivors would help them reduce distress and facilitate a smooth recovery. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
DOI10.1002/jcop.20469
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Language英语
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Affiliation1.School of Social WorkSan Diego State University,United States
2.Arizona State University,United States
3.China East University of Science and Technology,China
4.The University of Macau,Macao
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Li,Yawen,Sun,Fei,He,Xusong,et al. Sense of community and depressive symptoms among older earthquake survivors following the 2008 earthquake in Chengdu China[J]. Journal of Community Psychology,2019,39(7):776-785.
APA Li,Yawen,Sun,Fei,He,Xusong,&Chan,Kin Sun.(2019).Sense of community and depressive symptoms among older earthquake survivors following the 2008 earthquake in Chengdu China.Journal of Community Psychology,39(7),776-785.
MLA Li,Yawen,et al."Sense of community and depressive symptoms among older earthquake survivors following the 2008 earthquake in Chengdu China".Journal of Community Psychology 39.7(2019):776-785.
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