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The effect of widowhood on older adults' social participation: an evaluation of activity, disengagement, and continuity theories.
Widowed persons had higher levels of informal social participation than nonwidowed persons, whereas formal social participation levels were comparable between the two groups.
Parental Divorce Among Young and Adult Children: A Long-Term Quantitative Analysis of Mental Health and Family Solidarity
This analysis uses a middle-aged sample (age 35–84, N = 2,496) to document the long-term effects of parental divorce on the child's depressive affect and familial solidarity. Those who experienced
Late-life widowhood in the United States: New directions in research and theory
Widowhood is considered one of the most distressing transitions experienced by older adults, yet the bereaved display tremendous variation in their psychological and social adjustment to loss. We
Experiences and Early Coping of Bereaved Spouses/Partners in an Intervention Based on the Dual Process Model (DPM)
Qualitative data indicate that the RO component of the DPM might be more effective if it is tailored and delivered individually, compared with traditional grief groups.
Birth cohort effects on abdominal obesity in the United States: the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, and Generation X
Evidence that the birth cohorts of the post-World War II Baby Boom appeared to have uniquely low cohort effects on abdominal obesity is presented: evidence that the obesity prevention community can identify early-life factors that can protect future generations from excess weight gain.
Religion and Emotional Compensation: Results from a Prospective Study of Widowhood
Results indicated that widowed individuals were more likely than controls to increase their religious/spiritual beliefs and this increase was associated with decreased grief but did not influence other indicators of adjustment such as depression.
Birth cohort effects among U.S.-born adults born in the 1980s: Foreshadowing future trends in U.S. obesity prevalence
C cohort effects for obesity prevalence among young adults born in the 1980s indicate a generational divergence of obesity prevalence, culminating in record-high obesity prevalence as this generation enters its ages of peak obesity prevalence.
Stress-related growth among the recently bereaved
Early experiences of SRG relatively soon after the loss of a spouse or partner in mid and later life are reported on to suggest that some individuals drew upon their religious beliefs as a way to find meaning and make sense of what happened as they rebuilt their ‘assumptive world’.