Late-life Widowhood and Meaning in Life

  title={Late-life Widowhood and Meaning in Life},
  author={Chaya Koren and Ariela Lowenstein},
  journal={Ageing International},
The relationship between elders’ marital status and length of widowhood, as well as other personal and familial resources and the sense of meaning in life, as defined by logotherapy, was tested among 180 Israeli elderly community dwellers aged 64–95. Results show that an event such as late-life widowhood can create a loss of the sense of meaning in life. In addition, a significant difference was found between married and recently widowed elders in relation to meaning in life. Other variables… CONTINUE READING