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2022-07-27Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/26384
Dramatic effects but fast adaptation
dc.contributor.authorAsselmann, Eva
dc.contributor.authorSpecht, Jule
dc.date.accessioned2023-05-09T14:12:19Z
dc.date.available2023-05-09T14:12:19Z
dc.date.issued2022-07-27none
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/27193
dc.description.abstractAlthough everyone would agree that bereavement is extremely stressful, surprisingly little is known about changes in different facets of affective well-being in the years surrounding the death of a loved one. On the basis of the Socio-Economic Panel Study, we examined changes in cognitive well-being (life satisfaction) and different facets of affective well-being (happiness, sadness, anxiety, and anger) in the years around the death of a partner (N = 989) and child (N = 276). Data on the death of a partner and child as well as cognitive and affective well-being were assessed yearly since 2007. Multilevel analyses revealed that both events were associated with very large well-being impairments (>1 SD) that were most pronounced for sadness, happiness, and life satisfaction in the first year of bereavement. Afterwards, bereaved individuals managed to recover impressively well: Levels of life satisfaction, happiness, and sadness were on average similar 5 years after losing a partner or child compared with 5 years before the respective loss. Our findings suggest (a) that many individuals tend to be capable to even cope with highly stressful loss experiences and (b) that Set-Point Theory not only applies to life satisfaction but also different facets of affective well-being around the death of a loved one.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectAffecteng
dc.subjectbereavementeng
dc.subjectgriefeng
dc.subjectlife satisfactioneng
dc.subjectwidowhoodeng
dc.subject.ddc150 Psychologienone
dc.titleDramatic effects but fast adaptationnone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/27193-7
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/26384
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.pages15none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-year2022none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
dc.identifier.eissn1758-0854
dc.title.subtitleChanges in life satisfaction and different facets of affective well-being around the death of a partner and death of a childnone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.1111/aphw.12388
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleApplied psychologynone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameWiley-Blackwellnone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceOxford [u.a.]none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pagestart1none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pageend15none
bua.departmentLebenswissenschaftliche Fakultätnone

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