Development and Validation of a Culturally Adapted Measure of Communication Resilience Processes for Chinese Contexts

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Grounded in the communication theory of resilience (CTR; Buzzanell, 2010, 2019), this manuscript reports on three studies that (a) develop a Chinese version of the CTR-based Communication Resilience Processes Scale (CRPS), (b) expand some CRPS subscales to more fully capture the meaning of resilience processes in Chinese contexts, (c) test the effects of resilience processes on measures of well-being (mental health, posttraumatic growth, satisfaction with life, and adjustment to college), and (d) examine Chinese cultural beliefs and values as predictors of resilience processes (consistent with CTR’s concept of anticipatory resilience). Data offer initial support for the reliability and validity of the CRPS-Chinese (CRPS-CN). Findings illustrate the utility of adopting process views of resilience in Chinese contexts and highlight cultural implications of CTR’s propositions and empirical studies of resilience.

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International Journal of Intercultural Relations, v. 91, p. 70-87