Aging, stress, and health
An up-to-date, critical assessment of the literature on the relationship between aging, stress, social support, and health. Includes methodological chapters on the measurement of stress and social support. Examines the health implications of widowhood and bereavement, residential location and institutionalization, and early retirement.
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Issues of Measurement and Analysis in Studies of Social
Widowhood and Health
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adaptation adjustment age differences Anticipatory grief assess associated behavior bereavement breast cancer buffering caregiver burden Chiriboga chronic concept content validity coping correlated cross-sectional depression developed dimensions Dohrenwend early retirement effects of stress elderly environment environmental examined example factors Ferraro follow-up Funch functioning groups hassles hypothesis impact indicators individuals institutional institutionalization instrument interaction issue Journal of Gerontology Kahana Krause Lazarus levels Lieberman literature locus of control longitudinal study major marital status mastectomy McCrae McGoldrick measures of social mental health methodological moderator model mortality negative neuroticism nonmetastatic older adults patients perceived persons physical predictors problems psychiatric psychological psychosocial Psychosomatic Rahe relocation reported residents response role sample scale self-concept self-efficacy significant social networks Social Psychology social support specific spouse stress and social stress-buffering stressors suggest survival symptoms Tobin total institution types United Kingdom variables well-being Wethington widowed widowhood women York younger