Journal of Happiness Studies

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 285–293 | Cite as

Personality, Psychosocial Variables, and Life Satisfaction of Chinese Gay Men in Hong Kong

  • Chi-Yan Wong
  • Catherine So-Kum Tang


This study explored associations of life satisfaction with personality traits, life events, and social support among 187 Chinese gay men in Hong Kong. In general, participants were modestly satisfied with various aspects of their lives. Findings from a hierarchical regression analysis indicated that a high level of life satisfaction of Chinese gay men was related to weak borderline personality traits, disclosure of homosexual sexual orientation, and gay peer support. Results also showed that there was no interaction effect between personality and psychosocial variables in affecting life satisfaction. Limitations and implications of this study were also discussed.

Chinese gay men Chinese life satisfaction borderline personality. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chi-Yan Wong
  • Catherine So-Kum Tang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatin, NTHong Kong

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