Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Morton O. Wagenfeld
Dr. Timothy Diamond
Dr. Debra Lindstrom Hazel
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The purpose for this study is to discover if a feature of personality, the Sense of Coherence, is a factor in the adjustment of women to widowhood. It has been suggested that women with a strong Sense of Coherence (SOC) will use adaptive behaviors and resources in their transition to widowhood. My observation at the church I attend is the reason for this inquiry.
The method used in this research is a questionnaire administered at six senior centers of Senior Services Inc., in Kalamazoo, Michigan. A sample (n tested. 50) of widowed women were tested.
A questionnaire was administered to a total of 50 widowed women selected from six senior service centers in Kalamazoo, Michigan. A significant relationship was found between a strong SOC and depression and loss of self.
Hartung, Nora Dorothy, "The Sense of Coherence in Adjustment to Widowhood" (2001). Masters Theses. 4120.