Late-midlife and older couples' shared possible selves and psychological well-being during times of illness: the role of collaborative problem solving.

@article{Schindler2010LatemidlifeAO,
  title={Late-midlife and older couples' shared possible selves and psychological well-being during times of illness: the role of collaborative problem solving.},
  author={Ines Schindler and Cynthia A. Berg and Jorie M. Butler and Katherine T. Fortenberry and Deborah J Wiebe},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={
          416-24
        }
}
  • Ines Schindler, C. Berg, D. Wiebe
  • Published 1 July 2010
  • Psychology
  • The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences
We investigated associations between spouses' shared possible selves and well-being as a function of their perceptions of collaboration in 61 late-midlife (M = 60 years) and older (M = 72 years) couples dealing with prostate cancer. Spouses completed assessments of possible selves (with shared selves defined as possible selves portraying a similar goal across spouses), psychological well-being, and enjoyment and frequency of collaboration. Associations between shared selves and better well… 

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