Coping strategies, support systems and well-being among unpaid caregivers

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Authors
Brady, Orla
Issue Date
2014
Degree
BA (Hons) in Psychology
Publisher
Dublin Business School
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Abstract
Objective; this research project is to explore coping strategies, support systems and well-being among unpaid caregivers. It aims to add to current research on carer well-being and the efficacy of carers support program. It is hypothesised that there will be a relationship between coping strategies and well-being among caregivers who receive support and there will be a difference in the psychological well-being of males and females who receive support and those who don’t. Both qualitative and quantitative analysis will be used to observe relationships. Method; Sixty four (50 females and 14 males) unpaid caregivers filled out two questionnaires, the caregivers well-being and support questionnaire and the brief cope questionnaire. A qualitative analysis was also used to collect data. Results, A person’s correlation coefficient found that there was significant relationship between well-being and support. An independent samples t test found there was no significant difference between males and female who receive support on the psychological well-being. Conclusion; Support systems and coping strategies are significantly important for the well-being of caregivers. Further research needs to be conducted using interview style data collect to grasp a full understand of individual caregivers needs. Author keywords: Caregiving, support systems, coping strategies
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