Studies of Psychology and Behavior ›› 2014, Vol. 12 ›› Issue (6): 743-747.

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Chinese Adult Mental Health Diathesis: A Study of Hardiness Scale

Yu Lirong1, Lu Guohua1, 2, Liang Baoyong2   

  1. 1 WeiFang Medical University, Weifang 261053;
    2 Academy of psychology and Behavior in Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin 300074
  • Received:2014-06-01 Online:2014-11-20 Published:2015-01-08

Abstract: A part of Chinese Adults Mental Health Diathesis scale, namely Hardiness Scale, was used to investigate 6433 Chinese adults from 28 provinces. The results showed that: 1)The total score and each dimension showed normal distribution; 2)The male scored higher on total score, perseverance, control and challenge than did the female; 3)Comparing to the elderly group, youth group had lower perseverance, control, commitment, while had higher challenge; 4)Urban population had better commitment than rural population; 5)Along with the education level enhanced, people′s control score, commitment score and challenge score were significantly increased.

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

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