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Demands of social change and psychosocial adjustment: Results from the Jena study


Silbereisen, Rainer K; Pinquart, Martin; Tomasik, Martin J (2010). Demands of social change and psychosocial adjustment: Results from the Jena study. In: Silbereisen, Rainer K; Chen, X. Social change and human development. Concept and results. Los Angeles: Sage, 125 - 147.

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Discusses results of the Jena Study on Social Change and Human Development on methods used by individuals to adjust to stress caused by social change. A list of everyday manifestations of social challenges related to work, life course planning, and family was derived. These impact of those challenges was assessed using a measure of cumulated demand load in a sample of 2,154 German adolescents and adults aged between 16 and 42 years. Hypotheses assumed that demand load is affected by political regions, status in work or family domains, and individual biographies. All data at the individual level were self-reported. Four modes of adaptive reactions targeting either the external world (primary control) or the inner self (secondary control) were compared. The relationships between demands and civic engagement, well-being, and the moderating effect of context were also examined. Results showed higher demand loads in East Germany than in West Germany, and the negative relationship between d

Abstract

Discusses results of the Jena Study on Social Change and Human Development on methods used by individuals to adjust to stress caused by social change. A list of everyday manifestations of social challenges related to work, life course planning, and family was derived. These impact of those challenges was assessed using a measure of cumulated demand load in a sample of 2,154 German adolescents and adults aged between 16 and 42 years. Hypotheses assumed that demand load is affected by political regions, status in work or family domains, and individual biographies. All data at the individual level were self-reported. Four modes of adaptive reactions targeting either the external world (primary control) or the inner self (secondary control) were compared. The relationships between demands and civic engagement, well-being, and the moderating effect of context were also examined. Results showed higher demand loads in East Germany than in West Germany, and the negative relationship between d

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Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Date:2010
Deposited On:22 Jul 2014 14:48
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:59
Publisher:Sage
ISBN:978-1-84920-019-6

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