An assessment of gender differences in the perception of benefit resulting from the loss of a child.

Title

An assessment of gender differences in the perception of benefit resulting from the loss of a child.

Creator

Polantinsky S; Esprey Y

Publisher

Journal Of Traumatic Stress

Date

2000

Subject

Child; Female; Humans; Male; Grief; Adult; Questionnaires; Aged; Middle Aged; Longitudinal Studies; Sex Factors; Life Change Events; Perception; Growth; Adaptation; Psychological; bereavement; Gender Identity

Description

The current study focused on a sample of adults (N = 67) experiencing bereavement following the loss of a child. The Post Traumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI) was used to assess whether bereaved parents were able to perceive benefit from their trauma, and whether there were gender differences in perception of benefit. The impact of the following variables on the PTGI was also assessed: the nature and length of time since the loss, and the age and marital status of the bereaved. The results indicated that bereaved parents do perceive benefit from their loss. However, there was poor evidence to suggest perception of benefit along gender lines. Results also indicated a potential relation between greater perception of benefit and those bereaved through illness, and more perception of benefit for the longer the time elapsed since the bereavement. Lastly, there was a tendency for younger individuals and married respondents to obtain higher scores on the PTGI.
2000

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

709-718

Issue

4

Volume

13

Citation

Polantinsky S; Esprey Y, “An assessment of gender differences in the perception of benefit resulting from the loss of a child.,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 16, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12173.

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