תפקידה הממתן של קירבה סובייקטיבית למוות בקשר בין תסמינים בתר-חבלתיים לפרספקטיבת זמן עתיד בקרב אנשים מבוגרים וזקנים

Translated title of the contribution: The Moderating Role of Subjective Nearness-to-Death in The Relationship Between Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Future Time Perspective Among Middle-life and Old Adults

ליה רינג, יובל פלגי

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Abstract

Objective: Future Time Perspective (F'1P) relates to the way people refer, evaluates, and organizes the time they left to live. In stressful and life-threatening situations, FTP tends to perceive as shorter (limited). This, due to the difficulty in regulating and keeping away the threat associated with death while people organizing their future perspective. The current study examines whether subjective nearness-to-death (SNtD) moderates the relationship between posttraumatic stress symptoms (PISS) and FTP at middle-lite and older adults, at two different time points (wave 1 and wave L). Method: Wave 1 data collected before the administration of the corona vaccine and included 351 participants, age range between 40-90 (M=61.76, SD=11.23), 102 of whom participated again in Wave 2 (M=04.27, SD=10.50) about six months later. Participants in both waves answered a variety of self-report questionnaires, included: demographic questions,SNtD, PIsS and FIP questionnaires. Results: Study's' results indicate that SNtD moderates the relationship between PTSS and FTP. That is, the feeling that death is far along with low levels of PTSS were associated with a high level of an open FIP six months later after the vaccination. So, among participants who reported that they felt close to their personal death, rIP was closed regardless to the level of PIss. In contrast, among those who reported that they felt tar from death, FIP was open, but only at low level of Piss. Conclusions: The importance of these findings is that they point to a compensation system, in which the feeling of nearness to death or a high level of PTSS are related to a closed F1P, thus both factors are risk factors. The implications of the findings for the research field are discussed in this work.
Translated title of the contributionThe Moderating Role of Subjective Nearness-to-Death in The Relationship Between Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Future Time Perspective Among Middle-life and Old Adults
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)13-36
Number of pages24
Journalגרונטולוגיה וגריאטריה: כתב-עת בנושאי הזיקנה
Volumeנ
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2023

IHP Publications

  • ihp
  • Aging -- Psychological aspects
  • COVID-19 (Disease) -- Psychological aspects
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Time perception

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