A comparison of adult bereavement in the death of a spouse, child, and parent

Title

A comparison of adult bereavement in the death of a spouse, child, and parent

Creator

Sanders CM

Publisher

Omega

Date

1980

Subject

Child; Grief; Adult; Parents; Death; bereavement

Description

The Grief Experience Inventory (GEI) and the MMPI were used to assess bereavement reactions in 102 newly bereaved individuals; 107 controls were also assessed. Intensities of bereavement reactions were compared across three types of deaths experiences, i.e., spouse, child, and parent. Significantly higher intensities of grief were noted in parents surviving their child's death. A distinct number of physiological symptoms were noted in the bereaved group as compared to controls. Frequent church attenders were more likely to respond with higher optimism and social desirability but more repression of bereavement responses than were less frequent church attenders. Income did not appear to contribute negatively to bereavement itself but rather to the constellation of debilitating variables which surrounds those with low income. There were no differences in bereavement intensities between those who survived a chronic-illness death as compared with sudden death situations.
1980

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Citation

Sanders CM, “A comparison of adult bereavement in the death of a spouse, child, and parent,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed February 6, 2023, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12416.

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