Caregiving Subgroups Differences in the Associations Between the Resilience Resources and Life Satisfaction

Kim, Seungyoun and Knight, Bob G. (2018) Caregiving Subgroups Differences in the Associations Between the Resilience Resources and Life Satisfaction. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 37 (12). pp. 1540-1563. ISSN 0733-4648


Abstract

Using a model of resilience, this study compared the direct and indirect associations between resilience resources (sense of mastery, openness to experience, emotion regulation, and social support) and life satisfaction among caregiving subgroups (spouses, adult-children, and parents). Participants were included from the survey of Midlife in the United States (MIDUS II). Estimates of direct and indirect relationships between the resources and life satisfaction were calculated for each subgroup, and differences in the relationships between subgroups were tested. The direct positive relationships between sense of mastery and life satisfaction were significant and stronger for spouses and parents than for adult-children. In contrast, an indirect relationship through social support between the two variables was stronger for adult-children than for spouses. Openness to experience had a direct positive link to life satisfaction among spouses, and emotion regulation was directly related to life satisfaction among parents. We suggested targeted interventions for caregiving subgroups.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2016 05:08
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2021 04:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: caregiving subgroups differences; a model of resilience; resilience resources; life satisfaction
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111707 Family Care
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520199 Applied and developmental psychology not elsewhere classified
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520106 Psychology of ageing
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420303 Family care
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920202 Carer Health
C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200409 Mental health
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464816669804
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29772

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