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Relationship between Social Mentality and Urban Social Adaptation of New Citizens in the Process of China’s Urbanization
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2014, Pages: 92-98
Received: May 29, 2014; Accepted: Jun. 12, 2014; Published: Jun. 20, 2014
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Authors
Xiao-bing Xie, School of Culture & Social Development Studies, Southwest University, Chongqing, China
Xiao-fu Pan, School of Culture & Social Development Studies, Southwest University, Chongqing, China; Research Center of Psychology and Social Development, Southwest University, Chongqing, China
Kai Du, School of Culture & Social Development Studies, Southwest University, Chongqing, China
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Abstract
This study explored the relationship between social mentality and urban social adaptation of new citizens in China's urbanization process. 580 new citizens have been tested in the study. The results are as follows: Firstly, new citizens have the high sense of trust in the government, social problems and social stress, while they have the low sense of social fair; new citizens’ urban social adaptation conditions are a little worse, especially for the adaptation of job and values about life. Secondly, new citizen who has a higher levels of education, longer citizen’s experience and better economic conditions, will have a better social adaptability. Thirdly, social mentality is significant predictive variable of urban social adaptation. Specifically, sense of life satisfaction, sense of social fair and trust in the government are significant and positive predictor of new citizens’ urban social adaptation, and sense of social stress and social problems are significantly negative effect of prediction on new citizens’ urban social adaptation.
Keywords
Urbanization, New Citizens, Social Mentality, Urban Social Adaptation
To cite this article
Xiao-bing Xie, Xiao-fu Pan, Kai Du, Relationship between Social Mentality and Urban Social Adaptation of New Citizens in the Process of China’s Urbanization, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2014, pp. 92-98. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20140304.12
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