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Front. Psychiatry | doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00436

Social support and resilience as mediators between stress and life satisfaction among people with substance use disorder in China

Chunyu Yang1, 2, Mengfan Xia2, Mengmeng Han2 and  Ying Liang2*
  • 1Changzhou Institute of Technology, China
  • 2Nanjing University, China

This study investigated the potential mediating roles of resilience and social support in the relationship between stress and life satisfaction. A total of 426 individuals who have substance use disorder from the Shifoushi and Dalianshan rehabilitation facilities in China participated in the study. They were tested using the Perceived Stress Scale, Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, Connor–Davidson Resilience Scale, and Satisfaction with Life Scale. Results showed that the serial multiple mediation of social support and resilience in the relationship between stress and life satisfaction was significant. Furthermore, the findings corroborate the important roles of perceived social support and resilience in alleviating stress. Finally, we discussed ways to enhance the life satisfaction for individuals who have substance use disorder and analyzed the limitations of this study.

Keywords: stress, social support, resilience, life satisfaction, people with substance use disorder

Received: 14 May 2018; Accepted: 23 Aug 2018.

Edited by:

Marie-Josée Fleury, McGill University, Canada

Reviewed by:

Feng Kong, Shaanxi Normal University, China
Shiri Lavy, University of Haifa, Israel  

Copyright: © 2018 Yang, Xia, Han and Liang. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Prof. Ying Liang, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, njulucy66@163.com