University student perceptions of the impact of the social unrest in Hong Kong

Ong, E and Chu, S 2022, 'University student perceptions of the impact of the social unrest in Hong Kong' , Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 51 (5) , pp. 494-509.

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Social unrest has a significant impact on all citizens but for university students, little is known about how they thrived through this period with certain disconnection to social support while living in residential halls. Therefore, this study focused on the lived experiences of a group of university students and explored how the social unrest had affected them. Focus group interviews were conducted with 20 university students in Hong Kong. Using thematic analysis, the transcriptions were categorized into four themes: disruptions to daily routines, impact on psychological wellbeing, relationships, and coping strategies. It was revealed that reduced social connections during the unrest impacted their coping strategies and relationships, and emotional distress. This sheds implications on policymaking in residential halls and for university counselling services

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Intercultural Communication Research
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1747-5759
Funders: Research Grants Council
Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2022 13:21
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2022 13:30

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