Resilience in families of husbands with prostate cancer

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dc.contributor.advisor Greeff, A. P. Thiel, Colleen en_ZA
dc.contributor.other Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Dept. of Psychology. 2008-08-04T09:14:39Z en_ZA 2010-07-09T11:09:57Z 2008-08-04T09:14:39Z en_ZA 2010-07-09T11:09:57Z 2005-12 en_ZA
dc.description Thesis (MA (Psychology))--Stellenbosch University, 2005.
dc.description.abstract Family resilience is an increasingly visible concept in the field of family psychology. The aim of the present study was to identify family resilience qualities associated with the successful adaptation of families with a husband diagnosed with prostate cancer. The Resiliency Model of Family Stress, Adjustment and Adaptation (McCubbin & Thompson, 1991) served as the theoretical framework in the design and the execution of the research. Both qualitative and quantitative measures were used in this cross-sectional survey research design. Twenty-one husbands and their spouses independently completed seven questionnaires, a biographical questionnaire and answered an open-ended question. Qualitative findings revealed the importance of intrafamilial support, spiritual/religious beliefs and professional support and knowledge in families coping with prostate cancer. Quantitative results indicated that family adaptation to prostate cancer was fostered by family hardiness (the family's internal strengths and durability), affirmative communication and social support. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University
dc.subject Adjustment (Psychology) en_ZA
dc.subject Resilience (Personality trait) en_ZA
dc.subject Families -- Psychological aspects en_ZA
dc.subject Prostate cancer patients -- Family relationships en_ZA
dc.subject Communication in families en_ZA
dc.subject Dissertations -- Psychology en_ZA
dc.subject Theses -- Psychology en_ZA
dc.subject Assignments -- Psychology en_ZA
dc.subject.other Psychology en_ZA
dc.title Resilience in families of husbands with prostate cancer en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA
dc.rights.holder Stellenbosch University
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