Stress and Adversity over the Life Course: Trajectories and Turning Points

Stress and Adversity over the Life Course: Trajectories and Turning Points

by Ian H. Gotlib
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521029716

ISBN-13: 9780521029711

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book attempts to map the influence of early stressful experiences on later life outcomes, studying the trajectories of stressors over the life course. It examines the ramifications of stressful events at key life course transition points, and explores the diversity of outcomes for individuals who have suffered through trauma. Finally, the book suggests new…  See more details below

Overview

This book attempts to map the influence of early stressful experiences on later life outcomes, studying the trajectories of stressors over the life course. It examines the ramifications of stressful events at key life course transition points, and explores the diversity of outcomes for individuals who have suffered through trauma. Finally, the book suggests new methods for study of stress and adversity through the life course, where issues of timing, ordering, and sequencing of stressors are crucial.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521029711
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
1Trajectories and turning points over the life course: concepts and themes1
2Childhood adversity and adult psychopathology29
3The impact of twenty childhood and adult traumatic stressors on the risk of psychiatric disorder50
4Intergenerational sanction sequences and trajectories of street-crime amplification73
5School-leavers' self-esteem and unemployment: turning point or a station on a trajectory?91
6Intergenerational consequences of social stressors: effects of occupational and family conditions on young mothers and their children114
7Women's roles and resilience: trajectories of advantage or turning points?133
8Becoming unsupervised: children's transitions from adult-care to self-care in the afterschool hours159
9Children whose parents divorce: life trajectories and turning points179
10Life after high school: development, stress, and well-being197
11Turning points in midlife215
12Adaptation to retirement232
13Construction and use of the life history calendar: reliability and validity of recall data249
14Using discrete-time survival analysis to study event occurrence across the life course273
Index295

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