Resilient Widowers: Older Men Speak For Themselves

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Springer Publishing Company, 2002 - Medical - 244 pages
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"This is a most impressive work on a much needed and neglected area of older men who lost their spouses. Moore and Stratton listened to what these men had to say and presented us with such a rich mosaic of feelings, experiences, and hypotheses for future research."
- Leonard Poon, PhD, Dr Phil hc
Professor of Psychology
Chair, Faculty of Gerontology
Director, University of Georgia Gerontology Center

Based on the authors' intensive qualitative study of a diverse group of 51 widowers, this unique book sets widowhood within the context of life experience. It identifies characteristics and patterns of behavior that contribute to widower's success, as well as lack of success, in adjusting satisfactorily to their circumstances.

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Contents

Studying Resilience in Widowers
1
Models of Resilience
10
Wives and Marriages
19
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Alinde J. Moore, Ph.D. (Ashland, OH), is chair and associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Ashland University. She helped found the local hospice, has served on the local hospice and state hospice board, and continues to train hospice volunteers.

Alinde Moore is chair and associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Ashland University, where she has taught since 1985. She has chaired the department since 1989. She earned her MS at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, and her PhD in educational psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her doctoral dissertation involved a 5-year qualitative study of the coping skills of poor elderly women trying to live as independently as possible in their own homes. In Ashland, Ohio, she helped found the local hospice, served on the local hospice board for eight years, and served on the state hospice board for three years. She continues to help train hospice volunteers.