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作者 Martin, A'verria Sirkin
書名 Successful Aging through a Family Resilience Lens
國際標準書號 9781267416377
book jacket
說明 200 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 73-11, Section: B, page:
Adviser: Brian Distelberg
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Loma Linda University, 2012
This study examined successful aging through a family resilience lens by developing a psychometrically tested assessment that can be used to measure family and individual resilience in a population of older adults and by then applying these latent structures to predict successful aging across four domains; self rated successful aging, psychosocial health, cognitive decline, and physical health. Data from 1,006 older adults were analyzed in three steps. The first identified the underlying latent structure through principle component (exploratory) factor analysis (EFA). The second included the use of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to validate the structure from the first step. The third utilized a structural equation model (SEM) to understand the predictive power of individual and family resilience on outcomes of successful aging, and then, tested the interdependence relationship between individual and family resilience. EFA produced an eight-factor structure that appeared clinically relevant. CFA confirmed the eight-factor structure previously achieved and confirmed a second order nesting of these factors into individual and family resilience factors. SEM showed individual and family resilience operates as interdependent concepts and produce unique predictive validity for measures of successful aging. This study advances the family resilience framework in connection with individual resilience by introducing the Multilevel Resilience Measure (MRM) that assesses two levels of resilience (family and individual) in older adults, which can be utilized to predict domains of successful aging. Understanding aging from a family resilience lens assists in recognizing the transitions, adaptations, and recovery processes experienced by families as they age, which provides direction for future research and clinical application
School code: 0106
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 73-11B
主題 Gerontology
Psychology, Behavioral
Alt Author Loma Linda University. Marital and Family Therapy
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