Resilience to loss in bereaved spouses, bereaved parents, and bereaved gay men

Title

Resilience to loss in bereaved spouses, bereaved parents, and bereaved gay men

Creator

Bonanno GA; Moskowitz JT; Papa A; Folkman S

Publisher

Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology

Date

2005

Subject

Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Affect; P.H.S.; Research Support; U.S. Gov't; Psychological; bereavement; Parents/psychology; N.I.H.; Social Behavior; Interview; Homosexuality; Male/psychology; Extramural; Spouses/psychology

Description

Recent research has indicated that many people faced with highly aversive events suffer only minor, transient disruptions in functioning and retain a capacity for positive affect and experiences. This article reports 2 studies that replicate and extend these findings among bereaved parents, spouses, and caregivers of a chronically ill life partner using a range of self-report and objective measures of adjustment. Resilience was evidenced in half of each bereaved sample when compared with matched, nonbereaved counterparts and 36% of the caregiver sample in a more conservative, repeated-measures ipsative comparison. Resilient individuals were not distinguished by the quality of their relationship with spouse/partner or caregiver burden but were rated more positively and as better adjusted by close friends.
2005

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Type

Journal Article

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Citation

Bonanno GA; Moskowitz JT; Papa A; Folkman S, “Resilience to loss in bereaved spouses, bereaved parents, and bereaved gay men,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed February 9, 2023, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13635.

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