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Chinese Name: 侯維佳

Variants: Hou, W. K.

Dr Hou Wai Kai’s work seeks to integrate multiple levels of analyses for explicating the psychology and ecology of stress. His current research focuses on understanding everyday processes and mechanisms pertinent to adaptation and resilience. Other topics of interest include emotional processes and flexibility, social determinants of mental health, and psychological and social adaptation among people with chronic medical conditions and their caregivers.

Research interests


Health Psychology

Social and Affective Neuroscience

Stress Adaptation and Resilience in Everyday Life

Professional information

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Research Outputs 2006 2019

  • 311 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 29 Article
  • 20 Paper
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Other contribution
2 Citations (Scopus)
Family Relations

Measuring everyday processes and mechanisms of stress resilience: Development and initial validation of the Sustainability of Living Inventory (SOLI)

HOU, W. K., LAI, F. T. T., HOUGEN, C., HALL, B. J. & HOBFOLL, S. E., Jun 2019, In : Psychological Assessment. 31, 6, p. 715-729

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Equipment and Supplies
Psychological Resilience
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Independent Living
1 Citation (Scopus)
Independent Living
Hong Kong
Prospective Studies

Savouring and psychological well-being in family dyads coping with cancer: An actor-partner interdependence model

HOU, W. K., LIANG, L., LAU, K. M. & HALL, M., Jul 2019, In : European Journal of Cancer Care. 28, 4, e13047.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nuclear Family
Patient Satisfaction