The Relationship Between the Grief Process and the Family System: The Role of Affect, Communication, and Cohesion

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Sixty-six people who had recently experienced the death of a parent or a spouse completed a questionnaire packet to assess their current grief symptomatology and some characteristics of the relationships within their family. Participants were asked to fill out a questionnaire 4-5 weeks after the death and then again six months later. The present study compared two competing models to explain whether the grief process affects the characteristics of relationships within the family system or that family characteristics affect the experienced grief symptoms.

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Schoka, Elaine August 1999.

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Sixty-six people who had recently experienced the death of a parent or a spouse completed a questionnaire packet to assess their current grief symptomatology and some characteristics of the relationships within their family. Participants were asked to fill out a questionnaire 4-5 weeks after the death and then again six months later. The present study compared two competing models to explain whether the grief process affects the characteristics of relationships within the family system or that family characteristics affect the experienced grief symptoms.

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Schoka, Elaine. The Relationship Between the Grief Process and the Family System: The Role of Affect, Communication, and Cohesion, dissertation, August 1999; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279027/: accessed May 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .