Assumptive World Views and the Grief Reactions of Parents of Murdered Children

Title

Assumptive World Views and the Grief Reactions of Parents of Murdered Children

Creator

Wickie SK; Marwit SJ

Publisher

Omega

Date

2000

Subject

Spirituality

Description

The World Assumptions Scale and the Revised Grief Experience Inventory was administered to parents of murdered children and parents bereaved by sudden accidental death. Compared to parents bereaved by accidents, parents bereaved by homicide showed more negative views of the benevolence of the world, but no difference with regard to meaningfulness of the world or worthiness of the self. For both groups, worthiness of self was less affected by trauma than was either benevolence or meaningfulness of the world. Also, as hypothesized, assumptive world views were found to be predictive of grief intensity, along with gender and time since death. Clinical implications of these findings were discussed.
2000

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Citation

Wickie SK; Marwit SJ, “Assumptive World Views and the Grief Reactions of Parents of Murdered Children,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 5, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11764.

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