The Influence of Relationship Quality and Preventability of Death on Perceptions of Funerals in Bereaved Adults

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Four hundred and thirty-eight participants who had lost a close friend or family in the last 2 years completed questionnaires regarding their experiences with the funeral. Results indicated individuals emotionally close to the deceased person reported higher levels of participation in funeral rituals and greater levels of bereavement adjustment. Those emotionally distant from the deceased person reported greater satisfaction with the funeral. Individuals who viewed the deceased person as a central figure in their lives had greater participation in the funeral. Those who viewed the deceased person as a peripheral figure had higher levels of bereavement adjustment. Additionally, those who ... continued below

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Pinkenburg, Lisa August 1995.

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Four hundred and thirty-eight participants who had lost a close friend or family in the last 2 years completed questionnaires regarding their experiences with the funeral. Results indicated individuals emotionally close to the deceased person reported higher levels of participation in funeral rituals and greater levels of bereavement adjustment. Those emotionally distant from the deceased person reported
greater satisfaction with the funeral. Individuals who viewed the deceased person as a central figure in their lives had greater participation in the funeral. Those who viewed the deceased person as a peripheral figure had higher levels of bereavement adjustment. Additionally, those who viewed the death as unpreventable reported greater satisfaction with the funeral, and had higher levels of bereavement adjustment.

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Pinkenburg, Lisa. The Influence of Relationship Quality and Preventability of Death on Perceptions of Funerals in Bereaved Adults, thesis, August 1995; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279145/: accessed September 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .