Gender differences in parental coping following their child's death

Title

Gender differences in parental coping following their child's death

Creator

Littlewood JL; Cramer D; Hoekstra J; Humphrey GB

Publisher

British Journal Of Guidance And Counselling

Date

1991

Subject

Parent caregivers

Description

The impact of the deaths of 19 children from malignancy on subsequent patterns of maternal and paternal coping styles was evaluated in a retrospective study of Dutch parents. The parents had been bereaved on average for 19 months. Parental coping was measured by the Utrecht Coping List which has comparable male and female norm groups. Coping styles differed significantly between the bereaved parents and their respective norm groups, particularly for parents bereaved for 18 months or less. The impact of the loss of a child, in terms of their parents' capacity to cope with everyday problems and events, would appear to affect mothers and fathers rather differently. But fathers and mothers who had been bereaved for more than 18 months were both closer to their comparable coping style norm groups than those bereaved for less than that time.
1991

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

139-148

Issue

2

Volume

19

Citation

Littlewood JL; Cramer D; Hoekstra J; Humphrey GB, “Gender differences in parental coping following their child's death,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 7, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12094.

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