ERIC Number: EJ371601
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
Sibling Support and Older Widows' Well-being.
O'Bryant, Shirley L.
Journal of Marriage and the Family, v50 n1 p173-83 Feb 1988
Interviewed 226 older recent widows to examine effects of sibling characteristics on widows' receipt of help and on psychological well-being. Results revealed sibling support was contingent upon many factors, including children's proximity, and siblings' sex, marital status, and proximity. Interaction with married sisters was second only to health in predicting higher positive affect in older widows. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A