Cohort and gender differences in psychosocial adjustment to later-life widowhood
|Title||Cohort and gender differences in psychosocial adjustment to later-life widowhood|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Perrig-Chiello, P, Spahni, S, Höpflinger, F, Carr, D|
|Journal||Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences|
|Keywords||bereavement, depressive symptoms, gender, marital status, social change, widowhood|
Objectives. Despite the large body of literature on bereavement, little is known about the impact of sociohistorical context on individual reactions to spousal loss. This study examines the effect of marital status, time period and gender on physical and mental health, and whether reported difficulties following spousal loss differ at 2 distinctive time periods.