Os pilares invisíveis da família: Perceção da experiência familiar por adultos mais velhos

Translated title of the contribution: The invisible pillars of a family: Perception of family experience by older adults

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Abstract

Within the scope of the pilot study for the construction and validation of the
4EverFamily Questionnaire - Scale of Evaluation of the
Family Experience, a sample of individuals over 55 years
individuals over 55 years of age, was examined in relation to the
evaluated by the referred instrument: a dimension of internal closeness of family members closeness of family members, in terms of intimacy (a secure
and meaningful emotional bond) and cohesion (strength that brings family members together family members and promotes a group identity)
group identity); and a dimension of external projection of the family
in time and space, in terms of continuity (persistence and temporal consistency of the family group and its evolution) and transcendence (movement of openness
to others and to the world guided by ethical or ethical or spiritual/religious values). To explore the perception of family experience by older adults and relate these these results with the perceived quality of family relationships
relationships (FES), psychological well-being (EBEP) and
subjective well-being (MHC). Pilot study to construct and
validation of the 4EverFamily Questionnaire - Scale of
Evaluation Scale of the Family Experience (n=903), being
examined a sample of individuals older than 55 years (n=167). Older adults present higher scores higher values in the dimension of internal closeness
closeness dimension (intimacy/cohesion), comparatively with the
external projection dimension (continuity/transcendence). Compared to younger
adults, they show higher values in all the the dimensions evaluated. There are no differences between women and men. Relative to the other scales,
comparing age groups, older adults score more score more on cohesion and less on conflict, with no differences differences in the levels of subjective and psychological and psychological well-being, with the exception of the personal growth dimension with the exception of the dimension of personal growth, where older values. All dimensions of the 4EverFamily Questionnaire correlate positively with the indices of indices of well-being and cohesion assessed by the FES, and
negatively with the conflict, also assessed by the FES. These data are reflected in terms of their implications in the domain of Family and Aging Psychology.
Psychology of Family and Aging.
Translated title of the contributionThe invisible pillars of a family: Perception of family experience by older adults
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationInternational Handbook for the Advancement of Science
EditorsM.P. Bermúdez, M. Guillot
PublisherThomson Reuters
Volume1
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022

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