A meta-analytic review of benefit finding and growth

Title

A meta-analytic review of benefit finding and growth

Creator

Helgeson VS; Reynolds KA; Tomich PL

Publisher

Journal Of Consulting And Clinical Psychology

Date

2006

Subject

Humans; Attitude; Health Status; Affect; Adaptation; Psychological; Parent caregivers; Stress Disorders; Quality of Life/psychology; Post-Traumatic/psychology

Description

The authors conducted a meta-analysis to examine the relations of benefit finding to psychological and physical health as well as to a specific set of demographic, stressor, personality, and coping correlates. Results from 87 cross-sectional studies reported in 77 articles showed that benefit finding was related to less depression and more positive well-being but also more intrusive and avoidant thoughts about the stressor. Benefit finding was unrelated to anxiety, global distress, quality of life, and subjective reports of physical health. Moderator analyses showed that relations of benefit finding to outcomes were affected by the amount of time that had passed since stressor onset, the benefit finding measured used, and the racial composition of the sample.
2006

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Type

Journal Article

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Citation

Helgeson VS; Reynolds KA; Tomich PL, “A meta-analytic review of benefit finding and growth,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed February 5, 2023, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13636.

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