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Giving and Taking - Differential Effects of Providing, Receiving and Anticipating Emotional Support on Quality of Life in Adults with Multiple Illnesses

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Warner, LM and Schuez, BEC and Wurm, S and Ziegelmann, JP and Tesch-Romer, C, Giving and Taking - Differential Effects of Providing, Receiving and Anticipating Emotional Support on Quality of Life in Adults with Multiple Illnesses, Journal of Health Psychology: An Interdisciplinary, International Journal, 15, (5) pp. 660-670. ISSN 1359-1053 (2010) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1177/1359105310368186

Abstract

Multimorbidity challenges quality of life (QoL) in old age. Anticipating and providing social support have been shown to promote QoL whereas receiving support often had detrimental effects. Little is known about which psychological processes explain these effects. This study examines the effects of receiving, anticipating and providing emotional support on QoL, with control beliefs and self-esteem as simultaneous mediators in an elderly multimorbid sample (N = 1415). Anticipating and providing support positively predicted QoL, mediated through self-esteem and control beliefs. Received support negatively predicted QoL, without mediation. Self-esteem and control beliefs can help to explain the relation between QoL and support.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:control beliefs; multimorbidity; multiple mediation; quality of life; self-esteem; social support
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Author:Schuez, BEC (Dr Benjamin Schuez)
ID Code:75068
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2012-01-06
Last Modified:2014-12-18
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