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CN 11-4766/R

›› 2007, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (2): 241-248.

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A Stress-Buffering in Personality: Hardiness

Zou Zhimin;Wang Dengfeng   

  1. Department of Psychology, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
  • Received:2006-10-25 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2007-03-15 Published:2007-03-15
  • Contact: Wang Dengfeng

Abstract: Over the past 30 years, behavioral scientists and various health care professionals have expressed an interest in the concept of psychological hardiness. This interest has been shown through theoretical analysis of the concept and implementation of a number of research studies. This article presents the concept of hardiness by reviewing literature that has been published in western countries, as well as proposes the approach to explore the Chinese’s hardiness. As a part of the construction of personality, hardiness should be explored in “Big Five” or “Big Seven”. In China, studies have shown the big seven dimensions in personality have different influences on physical and metal health. So the question which dimensions construct the hardiness is waited for an answer

Key words: hardiness, personality, health, stress

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