What makes you stronger: age and cohort differences in personal growth after cancer.

@article{Pudrovska2010WhatMY,
  title={What makes you stronger: age and cohort differences in personal growth after cancer.},
  author={Tetyana Pudrovska},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={260-73}
}
Using two waves of the National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States, I compare changes in personal growth over a 10 year period among cancer survivors and individuals without cancer. Moreover, I examine joint effects of age and cohort on personal growth after a cancer diagnosis. The theoretical framework of this study integrates impairment, resilience, and thriving perspectives. Findings reveal that, although personal growth declines with age for all individuals regardless of… CONTINUE READING