ERIC Number: EJ900514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
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College Adjustment and Subjective Well-Being when Coping with a Family Member's Illness
Schmidt, Christa K.; Welsh, Anne C.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v88 n4 p397-406 Fall 2010
Individuals coping with the chronic or terminal illness of a family member are presented with a unique challenge that may influence their adjustment and overall well-being. This study investigated variables that relate to college adjustment and subjective well-being, including attachment, social support, coping, and illness-related constructs, in a sample of undergraduate students (N = 171) faced with this family crisis. The findings and counseling implications for this group are discussed.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Terminal Illness, Student Adjustment, Coping, Family (Sociological Unit), Well Being, Attachment Behavior, Social Support Groups, Counseling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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