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    The prevalence, types and perceived outcomes of crisis episodes in early adulthood and midlife: a structured retrospective-autobiographical study

    Robinson, O. and Wright, Gordon R.T. (2013) The prevalence, types and perceived outcomes of crisis episodes in early adulthood and midlife: a structured retrospective-autobiographical study. International Journal of Behavioral Development 37 (5), pp. 407-416. ISSN 0165-0254.

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    Abstract

    The objective of the study was to gain data on the prevalence, types and perceived outcomes of crisis episodes in three age decades of adult life: 20–29, 30–39 and 40–49. A further aim was to explore the relationship between crisis occurrence and empathy. A retrospective-autobiographical survey instrument and an empathy questionnaire were administered to 1023 UK-based adults. Prevalence data showed that crisis in the 20–29 decade was reported by 39% of men and 49% of women, while in the 30–39 decade 47% of men and 51% of women reported a crisis, and 46% of men and 59% of women reported a crisis occurring in the 40–49 decade. When prevalence rates were compared by participants’ current age, a recency effect in crisis reporting was apparent. Work-related crises were more common in men, while relationship and family were more common in female crisis. The most common crisis contents across decades and genders were divorce/relationship break-up and debt/financial difficulties. Post-crisis growth was significantly lower in the 40–44 age range in men than in other age ranges for both genders. There was a positive relationship between self-report empathy and number of crisis episodes experienced.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): autobiographical memory, early adulthood, midlife crisis, quarterlife crisis, turning points
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2013 10:04
    Last Modified: 11 Sep 2013 14:26
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/7883

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