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Extracurricular interests as a resilience building block for children affected by HIV/AIDS
Zhao, JF1; Chi, PL2; Li, XM2; Tam, CC2; Zhao, GX1
2014
Source PublicationAIDS CARE-PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIO-MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AIDS/HIV
ISSN0954-0121
Volume26Issue:6Pages:758-762
Abstract

Parental illness and death due to human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) impose challenges to children's psychological adjustment. Positive psychology emphasizes individual's resilience in the face of adversity, trauma, and tragedy. Limited data are available regarding the factors that can cultivate resilience of children affected by HIV/AIDS. This study aims to examine the role of extracurricular interest in strengthening resilience among children affected by HIV/AIDS. Participants included 755 children orphaned by parental HIV/AIDS, 466 vulnerable childrenliving with HIV-positive parent(s), and 404 comparison children from HIV-free families in the same community in rural China. The measures include extracurricular interest (i.e., reading, sports, music, painting, science, and playing chess) and indicators of psychological adjustment (i.e., depression, loneliness, and self-esteem). Having extracurricular interest was positively associated with self-esteem and negatively associated with depression and loneliness. Having extracurricular interest attenuated the negative effect of parental HIV/AIDS on children's self-esteem and loneliness, after controlling forchildren's age, gender, and family socioeconomic status. The findings underscore the importance of nurturing extracurricular interest and make available of such activities to promote resilience for children affected by HIV/AIDS in resource-limited settings.

KeywordChildren Affected By Hiv/aids Psychological Adjustment Extracurricular Interest Resilience
DOI10.1080/09540121.2013.845290
Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPsychology ; Biomedical Social Sciences ; Health Care Sciences & Services ; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health ; Respiratory System
WOS SubjectHealth Policy & Services ; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health ; Psychology, Multidisciplinary ; Respiratory System ; Social Sciences, Biomedical
WOS IDWOS:000337221100014
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Social Sciences
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Affiliation1.Henan Univ, Inst Behav & Psychol, Kaifeng, Peoples R China
2.Wayne State Univ, Sch Med, Carman & Ann Adams Dept Pediat, Prevent Res Ctr, Detroit, MI 48202 USA
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Zhao, JF,Chi, PL,Li, XM,et al. Extracurricular interests as a resilience building block for children affected by HIV/AIDS[J]. AIDS CARE-PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIO-MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AIDS/HIV,2014,26(6):758-762.
APA Zhao, JF,Chi, PL,Li, XM,Tam, CC,&Zhao, GX.(2014).Extracurricular interests as a resilience building block for children affected by HIV/AIDS.AIDS CARE-PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIO-MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AIDS/HIV,26(6),758-762.
MLA Zhao, JF,et al."Extracurricular interests as a resilience building block for children affected by HIV/AIDS".AIDS CARE-PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIO-MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AIDS/HIV 26.6(2014):758-762.
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