Well-being under chronic stress: is morningness an advantage?
Buschkens, Jane, Graham, Deborah, and Cottrell, David (2010) Well-being under chronic stress: is morningness an advantage? Stress and Health, 26 (4). pp. 330-340.
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This study investigated whether morningness was associated with better quality of life in individuals experiencing chronic stress. Thirty-one informal primary carers and 35 non-carers completed self-report measures of time-of-day preference, stress and well-being. The data were collected as part of a broader study of circadian rhythmicity under conditions of prolonged stress. There was a significant interaction between diurnal preference and caregiving, with morningness associated with better well-being outcomes in those providing long-term home care. It appears that chronic arousal, but not perceived stress, plays a role in this morningness–carer interaction, with lower arousal levels also evident in carers with a greater preference for morningness. These results point to a possible role for circadian influences in the relationship between stress and subjective well-being.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||morningness; subjective well-being; informal caregivers; chronic stress|
|FoR Codes:||17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 50%|
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment @ 50%
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920202 Carer Health @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||10 Mar 2010 14:37|
|Last Modified:||18 Oct 2013 00:57|
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