Resilient widowers: older men speak for themselves

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Springer Pub., 2002 - Family & Relationships - 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.

Dorothy C. Stratton, M.S.W. (Ashland, OH), is chair of the Department of Social Work at Ashland University and a past president of the Ohio College Association of Social Work Educators.