Studies of Psychology and Behavior ›› 2014, Vol. 12 ›› Issue (6): 735-742.

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Psychological Health Diathesis Assessment System: A Nationwide Survey of Resilient Trait Scale for Chinese Adults

Cheng Cheng1, 3, Huang Jun2, Liang Baoyong3   

  1. 1 Institute of Psychology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072;
    2 Tianjin Foreign Studies University, Tianjin 300204;
    3 Academy of Psychology and Behavior, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin 300074
  • Received:2014-06-01 Online:2014-11-20 Published:2015-01-08

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to establish national norms for Resilient Trait Scale for Chinese Adults. Based on the results of the sixth nationwide census, a nationwide survey was taken and 6433 Chinese adults sample were attained. The result showed that: 1)The male scored higher on internal locus of control and problem focused coping style than did the female; the female scored higher on predisposition of accepting and utilizing social supports and acceptance than did the male. 2)As age grows, the score of resilience increased, however this phenomenon is not obvious after middle age. 3)The score of resilience, problem focused coping style, predisposition of accepting and utilizing social supports, optimism, acceptance increased when individual got higher levels of education. 4)The interaction effects of the level of education and the age period were significant on resilience Overall average score and internal locus of control dimensions average score.

Key words: mental health diathesis, resilience, Chinese adults, the national sampling.

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