TitleTime use and well-being in older widows: adaptation and resilience.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsHahn, EA, Cichy, KE, Almeida, DM, Haley, WE
JournalJ Women Aging
Date Published2011
KeywordsAdaptation, Psychological, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Analysis of Variance, Female, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Leisure Activities, Marriage, Middle Aged, Personal Satisfaction, Social Support, Time Management, United States, Widowhood

<p>Research on widowhood mostly emphasizes negative outcomes, but some studies suggest widows are resilient. This study evaluated the in-depth daily experiences of older widows compared to married women. Participants included 75 widows and 125 married women from the National Study of Daily Experiences II, who completed daily diaries over 8 days. For long-term widows, there were no differences compared to married women in daily and general well-being, and a few differences in time use. Results add to the literature by using daily diary data to illustrate the general resilience of older women many years after the death of a spouse.</p>

Alternate JournalJ Women Aging
PubMed ID21534105
PubMed Central IDPMC3485066
Grant ListR01 AG019239 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
R01 AG019239-06 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States