What was this survey about?
With this survey we aimed to gain a better understanding of different health and well-being outcomes following experiences of stress or adversities. We were particularly interested in factors which may influence coping and resilience. This survey therefore asked different questions about health and well-being, resilience, stress and adversities, and coping abilities.
We were interested in a range of stress and adversities. We were also specifically interested in learning more about coping with stress and adversities from individuals who lived in institutions in Ireland during their childhood or adolescence.
Who can take part?
Any person from Ireland who was aged 50 years or older could take part in this survey.
We also conducted interviews with some people. In these interviews we wanted to learn a bit more about people’s experiences with stress, coping abilities, resilience, and maintaining their health and well-being.