Resilient Widowers

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Resilient Widowers

SKU# 9780826114860

Older Men Speak For Themselves

Author: Alinde Moore PhD, Dorothy Stratton MSW, ACSW


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"This is a most impressive work on a much needed and neglected area of older men who lost their spouses. Moore and Stratton listened to what these men had to say and presented us with such a rich mosaic of feelings, experiences, and hypotheses for future research."
- Leonard Poon, PhD, Dr Phil hc
Professor of Psychology
Chair, Faculty of Gerontology
Director, University of Georgia Gerontology Center

Based on the authors' intensive qualitative study of a diverse group of 51 widowers, this unique book sets widowhood within the context of life experience. It identifies characteristics and patterns of behavior that contribute to widower's success, as well as lack of success, in adjusting satisfactorily to their circumstances.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 07, 2001
  • Page Count 256
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826114860
  • EISBN 9780826114761

Table of Contents 

  1. Studying Resilience in Widowers
  2. Models of Resilience
  3. What Was Lost: Wives and Marriages
  4. Illness and Death of Wife
  5. Caregiving and Communication
  6. Saying Good-bye
  7. Grief and Adjustment
  8. Living Alone
  9. Remarriage
  10. Life Values Carried Forward
  11. Adult Children and Other Social Support
  12. Cohorts and the Future

  13. Appenix A: Methodology
    Appendix B: Interview Topics
    Appendix C: Respondents and Characteristics