Analytic Strategies for the Study of Adaptation to Major Life Events: Making the Most of Large-Scale Longitudinal Surveys

@inproceedings{Infurna2016AnalyticSF,
  title={Analytic Strategies for the Study of Adaptation to Major Life Events: Making the Most of Large-Scale Longitudinal Surveys},
  author={Frank J. Infurna and Denis Gerstorf and Nilam Ram and Jutta Heckhausen},
  year={2016}
}
Longitudinal surveys are essential for studying developmental change across the lifespan and have been instrumental in contributing to a better understanding of how people change from childhood through adolescence, adulthood, and into old age. This chapter reviews some of the strengths of longitudinal surveys for studying the adaptation and self-regulation of individuals who experience major life events across their adult lives. First, large national longitudinal surveys are highly instructive… CONTINUE READING

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