Vulnerability and Growth. Developmental dynamics and differential effects of the loss of an intimate partner in the second half of life

TitreVulnerability and Growth. Developmental dynamics and differential effects of the loss of an intimate partner in the second half of life
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuteursHutchison, S, Perrig-Chiello, P, Höpflinger, F, Morselli, D, van Rhee, E, Spini, D
JournalLIVES Working Papers
Volume2013
Ticket23
Pagination1-34
PublisherNCCR LIVES
Place PublishedLausanne
Type of ArticleResearch report
ISSN2296-1658
Mots-clésbereavement, design, divorce, long-term marriage, methods
Résumé

This working report gives an overview of the Individual Project 12 “Vulnerability and growth. Developmental dynamics and differential effects of the loss of an intimate partner in the second half of life” of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES led by Pasqualina Perrig-Chiello, University of Bern. This longitudinal and interdisciplinary project aims at examining vulnerability and personal growth after a critical life event, namely the break-up of a long-term intimate relationship in the second half of life, be it due to divorce or due to bereavement. In this report we present details about the rationale, the main research questions, the hypotheses and the methods of the study. Special attention is given to the methodological approach. The authors give a first sample description and report on the validity of the data by comparing the sample with Swiss Labour Force Survey and Swiss Health Survey data.

DOI10.12682/lives.2296-1658.2013.23
Citation Key705