Meaning in caregiving and its contribution to caregiver well-being.

Title

Meaning in caregiving and its contribution to caregiver well-being.

Creator

Noonan AE; Tennstedt SL

Publisher

Gerontologist

Date

1997

Subject

Child; Female; Humans; Male; Home Nursing; Adult; Education; Emotions; Aged; Middle Aged; Disabled Persons; Longitudinal Studies; Time Factors; Frail Elderly; Research; Income; Regression Analysis; 80 and over; P.H.S.; Research Support; U.S. Gov't; Caregivers/psychology; Interviews; Comparative Study; Spouses

Description

This multivariate study examined the relationship between meaning in caregiving--positive beliefs about the caregiving situation and the self as caregiver--and the psychological well-being of 131 informal caregivers to community-residing frail elders. Measures of well-being included depression, self-esteem, mastery, role captivity, and loss of self. Meaning in caregiving explained a significant portion of the differences in depression and self-esteem scores even after demographic and stressor variables had been controlled. Meaning was not related to mastery, role captivity, or loss of self. The conceptual parameters of meaning in caregiving are discussed, as are directions for future research.
1997

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

785-794

Issue

6

Volume

37

Citation

Noonan AE; Tennstedt SL, “Meaning in caregiving and its contribution to caregiver well-being.,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 23, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12039.

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