From Negative Feeling to Well Adjusted Person: Experience of Middle Aged Women in Empty Nest Phase
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- adjustment, empty-nest, empty-nest syndrome
The empty nest phase is a phenomenon occurs when the child begins to run their independent life. Empty nest syndrome refers to feelings of loss or grief experienced by parents, mostly mothers since most of her time spent by parenting. A good adjustment is highly recommended to the parents, especially mothers in order to cope the empty-nest syndrome in a positive way. The aim of this research was to find the stage of the adjustment process of middle-aged women in empty-nest phase. This research used qualitative method with phenomenological approach. The population of the study was women in midlife who entering empty nest phase. By purposive sampling method, the writers had three families as respondents in empty nest phase. The data were collected using interview and observation technique, with theoretical coding analysis technique. By this research, the writers found five stages of the adjustment process, they are: negative feeling, flashback memory, get used to the empty nest, universality & adjustment to the empty nest.
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TY - CONF AU - Ni Km. Peby Darmayanthi AU - Made Diah Lestari PY - 2018/07 DA - 2018/07 TI - From Negative Feeling to Well Adjusted Person: Experience of Middle Aged Women in Empty Nest Phase BT - Proceedings of the Universitas Indonesia International Psychology Symposium for Undergraduate Research (UIPSUR 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 138 EP - 143 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/uipsur-17.2018.20 DO - 10.2991/uipsur-17.2018.20 ID - Darmayanthi2018/07 ER -