Characteristics, Risk & Resilience of Adult Offspring of Seriously Mentally Ill Women

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152658
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Presentation
Title:
Characteristics, Risk & Resilience of Adult Offspring of Seriously Mentally Ill Women
Abstract:
Characteristics, Risk & Resilience of Adult Offspring of Seriously Mentally Ill Women
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:O'Connell, Kathleen
P.I. Institution Name:Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
Title:Associate Professor and Associate Dean
Purpose: The purpose of this research was to describe a sample of adult offspring of seriously mentally ill women and explore the relationships between childhood environment and adult well-being variables in this seldom researched population.<P> Theoretical Framework: The Salutogenic Model of Health and Attachment Theory provided the theoretical framework.<P> Subjects: The subjects consisted of a convenience, targeted sample of adults who self-identified as offspring of seriously mentally ill women in response to a call for participants (N = 40). Many participants were recruited via the Internet.<P> Methods: Data were collected through self-administered mail survey with a response rate of 75%. Respondents also provided contributed information.<P> Results: Over half (52%) of the participants reported their own history of a mental health disorder. Moderately strong correlations were found between: childhood family problems/conflicts, childhood family changes/strains and adult sense of coherence; and child hood family resources/ mastery and adult quality of life. Content analysis of the contributed information identified a variety of significant themes.<P> Conclusions: Participant contributed information greatly clarified the quantitative data in this study. Data identified participant childhood that were disruptive and sometimes abusive and neglectful. Many participants are still feeling the pain of their childhoods. Nonetheless, most are functioning well as adults. Information from this study may be useful in assisting young children of seriously mentally ill mothers.<!--Abstract 13307 modified by 149.164.49.31 on 11-2-2002--></P></P></P></P></P>
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCharacteristics, Risk & Resilience of Adult Offspring of Seriously Mentally Ill Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152658-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Characteristics, Risk &amp; Resilience of Adult Offspring of Seriously Mentally Ill Women</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">O'Connell, Kathleen</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor and Associate Dean</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">oconnell@ipfw.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this research was to describe a sample of adult offspring of seriously mentally ill women and explore the relationships between childhood environment and adult well-being variables in this seldom researched population.&lt;P&gt; Theoretical Framework: The Salutogenic Model of Health and Attachment Theory provided the theoretical framework.&lt;P&gt; Subjects: The subjects consisted of a convenience, targeted sample of adults who self-identified as offspring of seriously mentally ill women in response to a call for participants (N = 40). Many participants were recruited via the Internet.&lt;P&gt; Methods: Data were collected through self-administered mail survey with a response rate of 75%. Respondents also provided contributed information.&lt;P&gt; Results: Over half (52%) of the participants reported their own history of a mental health disorder. Moderately strong correlations were found between: childhood family problems/conflicts, childhood family changes/strains and adult sense of coherence; and child hood family resources/ mastery and adult quality of life. Content analysis of the contributed information identified a variety of significant themes.&lt;P&gt; Conclusions: Participant contributed information greatly clarified the quantitative data in this study. Data identified participant childhood that were disruptive and sometimes abusive and neglectful. Many participants are still feeling the pain of their childhoods. Nonetheless, most are functioning well as adults. Information from this study may be useful in assisting young children of seriously mentally ill mothers.&lt;!--Abstract 13307 modified by 149.164.49.31 on 11-2-2002--&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:44:41Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:44:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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