Event Title

The Adjustment of Positive Affect in Recently Bereaved Widows

Graduation Year

2013

Location

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

20-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

20-4-2013 3:00 PM

Description

The experience of conjugal loss has often been likened into a roller coaster, with extreme emotional highs and lows. The current study investigates the dynamic emotion regulation over the first three months of bereavement. In addition, four resilience resources were investigates as predictors of intraindividual differences in the parameters of change in positive affect. Results of analyzes of daily data collected over 98 days suggest that there are fluctuations in positive affect following conjugal loss that occur at a non-zero frequency and that damp over time; furthermore this study identifies personal and social resources that positively influence adjustment.

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The Adjustment of Positive Affect in Recently Bereaved Widows

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

The experience of conjugal loss has often been likened into a roller coaster, with extreme emotional highs and lows. The current study investigates the dynamic emotion regulation over the first three months of bereavement. In addition, four resilience resources were investigates as predictors of intraindividual differences in the parameters of change in positive affect. Results of analyzes of daily data collected over 98 days suggest that there are fluctuations in positive affect following conjugal loss that occur at a non-zero frequency and that damp over time; furthermore this study identifies personal and social resources that positively influence adjustment.