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Death anxiety and personal growth in adolescents experiencing the death of a grandparent.
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PMID:  15822244     Owner:  HSR     Status:  MEDLINE    
Relationships between bereavement following the death of a grandparent and adolescent death anxiety levels were examined using Hogan's Inventory of Bereavement and the revised Death Anxiety Scale within private schools. Of the 226 adolescent respondents (aged 11-18) who completed questionnaires, 124 had experienced the death of a grandparent. The regression model indicated that grief due to bereavement was found to be significantly associated with death anxiety. The factors of personal growth, gender, time since death, and numbers of deaths experienced were not found to be significant predictors within the model. The findings encourage further exploration into the nature of the grandparent-adolescent relationship as well as the impact of type of death experienced.
Carla Ens; John B Bond
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Death studies     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0748-1187     ISO Abbreviation:  Death Stud     Publication Date:    2005 Feb-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-11     Completed Date:  2005-04-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506890     Medline TA:  Death Stud     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-8     Citation Subset:  T    
Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Development*
Adolescent Psychology*
Anxiety / psychology*
Attitude to Death*
Interpersonal Relations

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