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Implications of agency and communion for patient and spouse adjustment to a first coronary event.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8505709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The present study examined the effects of agency and communion on psychological adjustment to a 1st coronary event. Patients were interviewed about agency and communion and psychological adjustment in the hospital shortly before discharge (Time 1) and then reinterviewed along with spouses in their homes 3 months after discharge (Time 2). It was hypothesized that the extreme agentic orientation (unmitigated agency) and the extreme communal orientation (unmitigated communion) would be associated with poor adjustment for patients and spouses but that agency would promote self adjustment and communion would promote partner adjustment. In general, results confirmed predictions. It was suggested that the most distressed couples consist of a patient high in unmitigated agency and a spouse high in unmitigated communion. Although patients in such couples did not evidence the most distress, spouses did.
Authors:
V S Helgeson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality and social psychology     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0022-3514     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Soc Psychol     Publication Date:  1993 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-07-08     Completed Date:  1993-07-08     Revised Date:  2012-10-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0014171     Medline TA:  J Pers Soc Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  807-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Psychological*
Aged
Female
Humans
Individuality
Male
Marriage / psychology*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / psychology*
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Personality Inventory*
Sick Role*
Type A Personality
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
NH 07900/NH/NIH HHS

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