Title

The link between value motives, value success, and well-being among people diagnosed with cancer

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Ciarrochi, J., Fisher, D. & Lane, L. G. (2011). The link between value motives, value success, and well-being among people diagnosed with cancer. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 20 (11), 1184-1192.

Abstract

Objective: This study investigated the relationship between cancer patient¿s values and cancerrelated distress.Method: A total of 107 patients with cancer diagnoses completed an anonymousquestionnaire.Results: Less self-regulating motivation for health values was significantly related to poorerwell-being. Greater success at living one¿s values was significantly related to improved wellbeingand distress-related outcomes. Sex difference analysis suggested that success atfriendship values was linked to less cancer-related distress among women, but not men, whereassuccess at romantic relationship values was linked to less distress among men, but not women.Conclusion: The results have important implications for values focused interventions,highlighting the importance of facilitating success at valued living and attending to sexdifferences among cancer patients.

RIS ID

39888

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.1832