Kira Birditt

Summary

Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Relationship quality profiles and well-being among married adults
    Kira S Birditt
    Life Course Development Program, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mi 48104 2321, USA
    J Fam Psychol 21:595-604. 2007
  2. pmc Enacted support during stressful life events in middle and older adulthood: an examination of the interpersonal context
    Kira S Birditt
    Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Psychol Aging 27:728-41. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Age and gender differences in adults' descriptions of emotional reactions to interpersonal problems
    Kira S Birditt
    Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:P237-45. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Do we get better at picking our battles? Age group differences in descriptions of behavioral reactions to interpersonal tensions
    Kira S Birditt
    Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, 426 Thompson St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:P121-8. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Age differences in exposure and reactions to interpersonal tensions: a daily diary study
    Kira S Birditt
    Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, Mi 48104 2321, USA
    Psychol Aging 20:330-40. 2005
  6. pmc Life sustaining irritations? Relationship quality and mortality in the context of chronic illness
    Kira Birditt
    Institute for Social Research, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
    Soc Sci Med 67:1291-9. 2008
  7. pmc Tensions in the parent and adult child relationship: Links to solidarity and ambivalence
    Kira S Birditt
    Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mi 48104 2321, USA
    Psychol Aging 24:287-95. 2009
  8. pmc "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all": coping with interpersonal tensions in the parent-child relationship during adulthood
    Kira S Birditt
    Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 2321, USA
    J Fam Psychol 23:769-78. 2009
  9. pmc Adult children's problems and successes: implications for intergenerational ambivalence
    Kira S Birditt
    Life Course Development Program, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, Mi 48104 2321, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:145-53. 2010

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. doi request reprint Relationship quality profiles and well-being among married adults
    Kira S Birditt
    Life Course Development Program, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mi 48104 2321, USA
    J Fam Psychol 21:595-604. 2007
    ..Although family relationships (e.g., spouse) are important for well-being, interventions should consider the composition and quality of social networks to determine which relationships may need improvement...
  2. pmc Enacted support during stressful life events in middle and older adulthood: an examination of the interpersonal context
    Kira S Birditt
    Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Psychol Aging 27:728-41. 2012
    ..Findings are consistent with the support provision process model and highlight the importance of considering relationship context and the stress continuum in studies of enacted support among older adults...
  3. ncbi request reprint Age and gender differences in adults' descriptions of emotional reactions to interpersonal problems
    Kira S Birditt
    Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:P237-45. 2003
    ..Findings are interpreted in terms of theories regarding age and gender differences in emotion regulation and interpersonal tensions...
  4. ncbi request reprint Do we get better at picking our battles? Age group differences in descriptions of behavioral reactions to interpersonal tensions
    Kira S Birditt
    Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, 426 Thompson St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:P121-8. 2005
    ..It appears that individuals are better able to regulate their behavioral responses to interpersonal problems as they age...
  5. ncbi request reprint Age differences in exposure and reactions to interpersonal tensions: a daily diary study
    Kira S Birditt
    Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, Mi 48104 2321, USA
    Psychol Aging 20:330-40. 2005
    ..The discussion centers on why older people may be better able to regulate their reactions to problems than younger people...
  6. pmc Life sustaining irritations? Relationship quality and mortality in the context of chronic illness
    Kira Birditt
    Institute for Social Research, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
    Soc Sci Med 67:1291-9. 2008
    ..We conclude that the social relations-mortality link is more complex than previously understood and is influenced by the context...
  7. pmc Tensions in the parent and adult child relationship: Links to solidarity and ambivalence
    Kira S Birditt
    Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mi 48104 2321, USA
    Psychol Aging 24:287-95. 2009
    ..Findings are consistent with the developmental schism hypothesis, which indicates that parent-child tensions are common and are the result of discrepancies in developmental needs that vary by generation, gender, and age...
  8. pmc "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all": coping with interpersonal tensions in the parent-child relationship during adulthood
    Kira S Birditt
    Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 2321, USA
    J Fam Psychol 23:769-78. 2009
    ..Parents may be more likely to use constructive strategies, which are meant to maintain the relationship because of their greater investment in the tie. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)...
  9. pmc Adult children's problems and successes: implications for intergenerational ambivalence
    Kira S Birditt
    Life Course Development Program, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, Mi 48104 2321, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:145-53. 2010
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