(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Resilience in the face of changing living conditions in Guangzhou, China – insights and perspectives from psychology

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BERCHT A.L. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Kiel, ALLEMAGNE


This paper explores and reflects upon how the inhabitants of this village appraise and deal with the project’s impacts on their living conditions; mainly the “South Railway Station in Shibi village near Guangzhou. Firstly, it aims to enrich the geographical discourse on vulnerability and resilience by taking a psychological perspective on individual resilience. Secondly, it seeks to analyze the effect of risk and protective factors especially in relation to complex person-environment relationships that seem neither amenable to modification nor controllable by “visible” action. Problem-based interviews (including narrative sequences) with Shibi’s inhabitants and auto-photography reveal that, in particular, intrapsychological problem- and emotion-focussed coping modes and person-related dispositions such as an internal locus of control or optimism contribute to features of individual resilience


Article of periodic

published at : Erdkunde / ISSN 0014-0015

Editor : Boss, Kleve - ALLEMAGNE (1947)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 67, no1 [pp. 63-74]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 1 ill.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.3112/erdkunde.2013.01.06

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