Age affects how we predict and respond to stress at home

ScienceDaily | 4/19/2018 | Staff
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"Home stress, in this context, might be related to chores, home maintenance and having too much to do around the house," says Shevaun Neupert, an associate professor of psychology at North Carolina State University and lead author of a paper on the work. "Older adults -- over the age of 60 -- predicted and experienced more stressful events at home than younger adults. However, when younger adults -- under the age of 36 -- did predict these stressful events, those stressors had less of an adverse impact on their moods.

"This suggests that younger adults are doing a better job of using some anticipatory coping skills to blunt the impact of home stressors -- though there was one clear exception."

Study - Adults - Adults - Complete - Survey

The study involved having 107 adults aged 18-36 and 116 adults aged 60-90 complete a survey on eight consecutive days related to stressors, mood, the extent to which they predicted experiencing stress the following day, and how -- if at all -- they were using anticipatory coping mechanisms to prepare for...
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