Adult attachment and psychological well-being in cancer caregivers: the mediational role of spouses' motives for caregiving.

@article{Kim2008AdultAA,
  title={Adult attachment and psychological well-being in cancer caregivers: the mediational role of spouses' motives for caregiving.},
  author={Youngmee Kim and Charles S Carver and Edward L. Deci and Tim Kasser},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 2S},
  pages={S144-54}
}
OBJECTIVE Caring for a spouse with cancer can be challenging on many levels. How caregivers adjust to this challenge may be influenced both by their personal orientation to the relationship and by their motives for providing care. In this study we examined the prediction of caregiver well-being from the relationship qualities specified by attachment theory and from motives specified by self-determination theory. DESIGN Cross-sectional data reported here are from the American Cancer Society's… CONTINUE READING

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