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Article: Chinese widowers' self-perception of growth: An exploratory study

TitleChinese widowers' self-perception of growth: An exploratory study
Authors
KeywordsChinese widowers
Conjugal death
Growth
Self-perception
Issue Date2008
PublisherHaworth Press, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.haworthpress.com/store/product.asp?sku=J457
Citation
Journal Of Social Work In End-Of-Life And Palliative Care, 2008, v. 3 n. 4, p. 47-67 How to Cite?
AbstractPresence of growth after traumatic events was introduced to the academic community about a decade ago (Tedeschi Calhoun, 1995). From the conventionally neglected perspective of Chinese widowers, this paper reports seventeen Chinese widowers' views on growth after conjugal loss. Findings seem to suggest that Chinese widowers would define growth as human learning, a definition probably influenced by Confucian teachings. Furthermore, contrary to claims made by Tedeschi and Calhoun (2004), it was found that growth may occur for some individuals without the presence of distress if the individuals have either a stable philosophy of life and death or optimism to buffer their distress or a sense of responsibility to suppress their distress.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88125
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.386
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dc.contributor.authorWoo, IMHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChow, AYMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, RTHen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:39:07Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:39:07Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Social Work In End-Of-Life And Palliative Care, 2008, v. 3 n. 4, p. 47-67en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1552-4256en_HK
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dc.description.abstractPresence of growth after traumatic events was introduced to the academic community about a decade ago (Tedeschi Calhoun, 1995). From the conventionally neglected perspective of Chinese widowers, this paper reports seventeen Chinese widowers' views on growth after conjugal loss. Findings seem to suggest that Chinese widowers would define growth as human learning, a definition probably influenced by Confucian teachings. Furthermore, contrary to claims made by Tedeschi and Calhoun (2004), it was found that growth may occur for some individuals without the presence of distress if the individuals have either a stable philosophy of life and death or optimism to buffer their distress or a sense of responsibility to suppress their distress.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHaworth Press, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.haworthpress.com/store/product.asp?sku=J457en_HK
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dc.rightsJournal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care. Copyright © Haworth Press, Inc.en_HK
dc.subjectChinese widowersen_HK
dc.subjectConjugal deathen_HK
dc.subjectGrowthen_HK
dc.subjectSelf-perceptionen_HK
dc.titleChinese widowers' self-perception of growth: An exploratory studyen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailChan, CLW: cecichan@hku.hken_HK
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