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Doel Management Strategieën en een Betekenisvol Leven bij Mensen met Polyartritis: Helpen bepaalde Doel Management Strategieën specifieke leeftijdsgroepen meer zin in hun leven te ervaren?

Sowa, M. (2013) Doel Management Strategieën en een Betekenisvol Leven bij Mensen met Polyartritis: Helpen bepaalde Doel Management Strategieën specifieke leeftijdsgroepen meer zin in hun leven te ervaren?

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Abstract:Objective Due to the demographic change that is taking place in the western societies the number of old people is steadily increasing. This is why chronic diseases, which incidence with proceeded age become more and more a topic to be concerned about. The recent study therefore focuses on the impact of goal management strategies under consideration of age on the extent of experienced purpose in life in patients with polyarthritis. Aim of this study is to find out whether for different age groups, different goal management strategies may help to experience more purpose in life. Method In this study, the data of 330 patients with polyartitis from a outpatient clinic rheumatology in the Netherlands, who filled in three questionnaires, are being analyzed. The questionnaires were send in a letter with an included return envelope to the participants. In order to measure the different goal management strategies the FlexTen and the GAS were used. Additionally the PIL scale measured the experienced purpose in life. Results The results showed, that older age groups experience less purpose in life than do younger age groups. Furthermore the analyses pointed out that younger age groups make significantly more use of the goal management strategy 'goal maintenance' than do older ones. Regarding the moderating role of age between the chosen goal management strategy and the experienced purpose in life, the analyses showed that age is only moderating between the goal management strategies of 'goal adjustment' and 'goal reengagement' and experienced purpose in life. For those strategies hold that younger people experienced more purpose in their life's than older people the more frequently they used the goal management strategies . This association got weaker the older the age groups became. Conclusion The essence of the study is, that younger people need to be trained in the successful use of goal adjustment and goal reengagement in order to increase their experienced purpose in life. With respect to older people it is important to improve their overall ability to use goal management strategies and to additionally focus on improving their experienced aging process.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/63341
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