Projects & Grants

Internal Grant Competition DGC

Coping with the Risk Situations of Old Age
Project IdSGS9/FSS/2013
Main solverMgr. Iva Kuzníková, Ph.D.
Period3/2013 - 12/2013
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationThe proposed project will be carried out a empirical research in order to understand the social situation of seniors facing life crisis, ie. describe the situation of a life crisis from the perspective of seniors and identify strategies to cope with these crises. Emphasis will be put on both theoretical and empirical view of examined phenomenon.As an area of research is chosen human developmental stage focusing on the advanced age, which brings plenty of social changes that that may limit the integrity and autonomy of individual. Research procedures will depend on the intention to understand the experience of widowhood or disease (disaptibility) seniors and adaptation to these life crisis. The concept of crisis and the concept of loss will be relevant theoretical basis for empirical research.The research is part of a interpretative sociology and adequate analytical perspective of social constructivism, within which a qualitative research strategy would be applied, will be chosen as purpose of research. The outcome will narrative construction widowhood, new hypotheses, possibly inductively developed theory of cope disease in old age.Besides to these research goals have this project aims to develop editorial skills of the participating PhD students.