Pathways from collectivist coping to life satisfaction among Chinese: The roles of locus-of-hope

Allan B. I. BERNARDO, Tulips Yiwen WANG, Ivan Jacob AGALOOS PESIGAN, Siu Sze YEUNG

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Collectivist coping styles describe approaches to coping in collectivist cultures, but there is not much research on these coping styles and their relationship to well-being. We propose that two collectivistic coping styles (acceptance/reframing/striving and family support) contribute to life satisfaction by drawing from both personal and relational resources, and these resources are reflected in the distinct roles of internal and external-family loci-of-hope. Chinese students completed scales on collectivist coping, locus-of-hope, and life satisfaction. Path analysis of three models indicates that the most parsimonious model describes distinct pathways where acceptance/reframing/striving relates to life satisfaction through internal locus-of-hope and family support relates to life satisfaction through external-family locus-of-hope. The use of specific collectivist coping styles and reports of life satisfaction involves distinct personal and relational resources for coping that are valued in collectivist societies. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-256
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Early online dateNov 2016
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017


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Bernardo, A. B. I., Wang, T. Y., Agaloos Pesigan, I. J., & Yeung, S. S. (2017). Pathways from collectivist coping to life satisfaction among Chinese: The roles of locus-of-hope. Personality and Individual Differences, 106, 253-256.


  • Collectivist coping styles
  • Locus-of-hope
  • Well-being
  • Life satisfaction