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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

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Research Outputs 2006 2020

  • 314 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 31 Article
  • 20 Paper
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Other contribution
Ecological Momentary Assessment
Emotion Regulation

Everyday life experiences and mental health among conflict-affected forced migrants: A meta-analysis

HOU, W. K., LIU, H., LIANG, L., HO, J., KIM, H., SEONG, E., BONANNO, G. A., HOBFOLL, S. E. & HALL, B. J., Dec 2019, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 264, p. 50-68

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Life Change Events
Mental Health
Social Adjustment
2 Citations (Scopus)
Family Relations
1 Citation (Scopus)

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