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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

  • 295 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 29 Article
  • 19 Paper
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Other contribution

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
Nuclear Family
Patient Satisfaction
2 Citations (Scopus)
Life Change Events
Mental Disorders
Stress Disorders, Traumatic, Acute

Do concordances of social support and relationship quality predict psychological distress and well‐being of cancer patients and caregivers?

HOU, W. K., LAU, K. M., SHUM, T. C. Y., CHENG, A. C. K. & LEE, T. M. C., Jul 2018, In : European Journal of Cancer Care. 27, 4, e12857.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Support