Optimism, social comparisons, and coping with vision loss in Israel

Hasida Ben-Zur, Zoharit Debi

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This study of 90 adults (aged 55-80) who lost their vision assessed their dispositional optimism, social comparisons, coping strategies, and well-being. The findings suggest that optimism and positive social comparisons play an important role in stimulating the motivation to cope adaptively with vision loss and that enhancing optimism and social comparisons may facilitate the rehabilitation of persons who are legally blind.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-164
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Rehabilitation

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