The long-term effects of later life spousal and parental bereavement on personal functioning

Title

The long-term effects of later life spousal and parental bereavement on personal functioning

Creator

Arbuckle NW; de Vries B

Publisher

The Gerontologist

Date

1995

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Adult; Aged; Age Factors; Sex Factors; Life Change Events; Time Factors; Sampling Studies; Regression Analysis; quality of life; Adaptation; Psychological; bereavement; Family/psychology; Bereavement Leave Policy Paper; Widowhood/psychology

Description

Using data from Americans' Changing Lives: Wave 1, 1986, this study examined the long-term effects on the personal functioning of older women and men following the death of an adult child or a spouse. Guided by Weiss's (1993) theoretical framework, 41 bereaved parents and 143 bereaved spouses were compared to 407 nonbereaved adults on measures of perceived health, self-efficacy, depression, life satisfaction, and future orientation. Analyses revealed bereavement and gender effects and a consistent influence of the sociodemographic characteristics of education, income, and duration of bereavement on functioning.
1995

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. PedPalASCNET does not hold any rights over the resource listed here. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Citation

Arbuckle NW; de Vries B, “The long-term effects of later life spousal and parental bereavement on personal functioning,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 4, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12041.

Social Bookmarking