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›› 2009, Vol. 17 ›› Issue (3): 574-578.

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Relationship between Psychological Harmony and Satisfaction with Government among Local Residents of 5·12 Sichuan Earthquake Devastated Areas

BAI Xin-Wen;REN Xiao-Peng;ZHENG Rui;LI Shu   

  1. Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:1900-01-01 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2009-05-15 Published:2009-05-15
  • Contact: ZHENG Rui

Abstract: The current study aimed to investigate the relationship between local residents’ psychosocial state and satisfaction with government among devastated areas of 5·12 Sichuan Earthquake using the framework of psychological harmony. A convenience sample of 1385 local residents from slightly, moderately, and extremely devastated areas responded to the survey. Results of hierarchical regression indicated that although satisfaction with local and central government was significantly related to psychological harmony, satisfaction with local government was a stronger predictor. In addition, satisfaction with local government partially mediated the effect of satisfaction with central government on psychological harmony. Findings were discussed concerning their practical implications for the different roles that central and local governments should play

Key words: 5·12 Sichuan earthquake, psychological harmony, satisfaction with government, natural disaster

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