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Personal wellbeing among ethnic Koreans in China's Northeast

Nielsen, Ingrid, Smyth, Russell, Zhai, Qingguo and Zhang, Juyong 2012, Personal wellbeing among ethnic Koreans in China's Northeast, Asian Ethnicity, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 75-96, doi: 10.1080/14631369.2012.625702.

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Title Personal wellbeing among ethnic Koreans in China's Northeast
Author(s) Nielsen, IngridORCID iD for Nielsen, Ingrid orcid.org/0000-0002-9065-9778
Smyth, Russell
Zhai, Qingguo
Zhang, Juyong
Journal name Asian Ethnicity
Volume number 13
Issue number 1
Start page 75
End page 96
Total pages 22
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2012-01
ISSN 1463-1369
1469-2953
Keyword(s) China
ethnic Koreans
personal wellbeing index
predictors of personal wellbeing
Summary This study investigates personal wellbeing among a sample of ethnic Koreans in China's Northeast using the eight-item Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI). The PWI demonstrated good psychometric properties, consistent with previous studies. The data revealed a moderate level of personal wellbeing (PWI score = 70.3) and the results supported the Theory of Subjective Wellbeing Homeostasis, suggesting that strong external and internal buffers protect the HPM for ethnic Koreans, despite the onslaught of marketisation and urbanisation in China that are threatening to undermine Koreans' sense of ethnic identity. The predictors of personal wellbeing were found to be age (with a nonlinear relationship), education, gender, income, marital status and the city in which the individual lives. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/14631369.2012.625702
Field of Research 150311 Organisational Behaviour
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30067928

Document type: Journal Article
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