Fate control and well-being in Chinese rural people living with HIV : mediation effect of resilience

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-90
Journal / PublicationAIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
Volume29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2017

Abstract

Fate control has been often misconceptualized as a superstitious belief and overlooked in health psychology. It is not known how this cultural belief might impact the well-being of Chinese people living with HIV. This study examined the protective role of fate control for well-being and the potential mediation effect of resilience. Participants in this study were rural patients who contracted HIV via commercial blood donation. In this cross-sectional survey, 250 participants completed measures of fate control, well-being, and resilience. The results showed that fate control and resilience were positively associated with well-being. Resilience mediated the association between fate control and well-being. Our findings provide insight into the adaptive function of fate control as a cognitive defensive mechanism and highlight the need to incorporate this cultural belief in developing culturally sensitive intervention programs for resilience enhancement tailored for this understudied population infected with HIV living in rural China.

Research Area(s)

  • Chinese, Fate control, HIV, resilience, well-being

Citation Format(s)

Fate control and well-being in Chinese rural people living with HIV : mediation effect of resilience. / Yu, Nancy Xiaonan; Zhang, Jianxin; Chow, Amy Y. M.; Chan, Celia H. Y.; Chan, Cecilia L. W.

In: AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, Vol. 29, No. 1, 02.01.2017, p. 86-90.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal