Stress, Coping, and Health in Families: Sense of Coherence and Resiliency

Stress, Coping, and Health in Families: Sense of Coherence and Resiliency

by Hamilton Ii McCubbin
     
 

Rather than investigating the pathology of families under stress, this book takes the unusual step of studying individuals, families and ethnic groups moving towards health. This approach provides new insights as to why some families manage life events with relative ease and recover from adversity with renewed strength, harmony and purpose. The contributors develop

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Rather than investigating the pathology of families under stress, this book takes the unusual step of studying individuals, families and ethnic groups moving towards health. This approach provides new insights as to why some families manage life events with relative ease and recover from adversity with renewed strength, harmony and purpose. The contributors develop the concept of a family and culturally induced sense of coherence as the key to promoting health and well-being.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761913962
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/08/1998
Series:
Resiliency in Families Series, #1
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Series Preface: Families at Their Best
Preface
Acknowledgments
IOverview and Theory
Ch. 1The Sense of Coherence: An Historical and Future Perspective3
Ch. 2The Structure and Properties of the Sense of Coherence Scale21
Ch. 3Ethnicity, Schema, and Coherence: Appraisal Processes for Families in Crisis41
IICoherence and Families at Risk
Ch. 4Theoretical Linkages: Family Meanings and Sense of Coherence71
Ch. 5Sense of Coherence and the Stress-Illness Relationship Among Employees: A Prospective Study91
Ch. 6Sense of Coherence as a Predictor of Family Functioning and Child Problems: Preliminary Findings Among Homeless, Substance-Abusing Women With Children107
Ch. 7The Salutogenic Effect of an MBA Program: Sense of Coherence and the Academic Experience of U.S. and Foreign MBA Students125
Ch. 8Sense of Coherence in Adolescents With Cystic Fibrosis145
Ch. 9The Relationship Between Family Sense of Coherence and Family Quality of Life After Illness Diagnosis: Collective and Consensus Views169
Ch. 10Single Mothers of Children With Disabilities: The Role of Sense of Coherence in Managing Multiple Challenges189
IIICoherence and Aging
Ch. 11The Family Sense of Coherence and the Retirement Transition207
Ch. 12Salutogenesis, Successful Aging, and the Advancement of Theory on Family Caregiving227
Ch. 13The Correlates of Coherence in Caregivers to Demented and Nondemented Elderly in Belgium: An Interim Report249
Ch. 14Sense of Coherence and Survival in the Chronically Ill Elderly: A Five-Year Follow-Up265
IVCoherence and Immunology
Ch. 15The Role of Sense of Coherence in Mediating the Effects of Mental Imagery on Immune Function, Cancer Outcome, and Quality of Life279
Ch. 16Sense of Coherence, Health, and Immunoglobulin M Among Older Anglo-American and Japanese-American Women: An Exploratory Study293
Index307
About the Editors313

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