Personality and coping among caregivers of spouses with dementia Article

Hooker, K, Frazier, LD, Monahan, DJ. (1994). Personality and coping among caregivers of spouses with dementia . GERONTOLOGIST, 34(3), 386-392. 10.1093/geront/34.3.386

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  • Hooker, K; Frazier, LD; Monahan, DJ



  • Personality factors and coping strategies were examined among a sample of spouse caregivers. Fifty spouse caregivers of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia completed the NEO-FFI, a personality inventory designed to measure traits identifiedin the five-factor trait model, and a revised measure of the Ways of Coping Checklist. Results from a series of multivariate regressions showed that personality traits explained 60% of thevariance in emotion-focused coping, 30% of variance in problem-focused coping, and 15% of variance associated with social support coping. Discussion focuses on the usefulness of including personality characteristics of the caregiver in formulating models of the caregiving coping process. © 1994 by The Gerontological Society of America.

publication date

  • January 1, 1994

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  • 386

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  • 392


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