Buffers for the bereaved: the impact of social factors on the emotional health of bereaving parents

Title

Buffers for the bereaved: the impact of social factors on the emotional health of bereaving parents

Creator

Roskin M

Publisher

The International Journal Of Social Psychiatry

Date

1984

Subject

Child; Female; Humans; Male; Grief; Adult; Interpersonal Relations; Follow-Up Studies; Socioeconomic Factors; Cultural Characteristics; Social Environment; Israel; Preschool; Adaptation; Psychological; infant; Parents/psychology; Somatoform Disorders/psychology; Bereavement Leave Policy Paper; Anxiety Disorders - psychology; Depressive Disorder/psychology; Ethnic Groups/psychology; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder/psychology

Description

Emotional health of bereaving parents (N = 62; control N = 56) were explored 5 years after the death of a child (age 0-12) in Israel. The Symptom Check List-90 was utilized as the primary measurement instrument. Comparisons to controls according to geographic area of birth indicated more interpersonal (over)sensitivity, obsessive-compulsiveness and anxiety among Asia/African born parents as compared to either European/American or Israeli-born. All geographical groupings of bereaving parents indicated significantly greater somatic concerns than their respective controls. The college-educated Israeli-born bereaving parents indicated significantly healthier SCL-90 scores than similarly educated European/American-born bereaving parents. This was in contrast to the trend in which European-American-born parents (regardless of educational level) exhibited scores indicating the least symptomatology.
1984

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

311-319

Issue

4

Volume

30

Citation

Roskin M, “Buffers for the bereaved: the impact of social factors on the emotional health of bereaving parents,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 20, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12441.

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