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Problematic emotions and maternal grief.
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PMID:  18435325     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The study was an empirical examination of the relation of personality proneness to "problematic social emotions"--envy (Dispositional Envy Scale), jealousy (Interpersonal Jealousy Scale), and shame and guilt (Personal Feelings Questionnaire-2)--to maternal grief (Perinatal Grief Scale-33) following miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, or infant/child death. The 441 women who participated in the study were enrolled from the Website, e-mail contact lists, and parent support groups of an organization that offers information and support to bereaved parents. All four problematic emotions were positively correlated with maternal grief. Envy, jealousy, and guilt made significant unique contributions to the variance in maternal grief. Overall, time lapse since the loss and the four problematic emotion predispositions explained 43% of the variance in maternal grief following child bereavement.
Peter Barr; Joanne Cacciatore
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Omega     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0030-2228     ISO Abbreviation:  Omega (Westport)     Publication Date:    2007-2008
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-25     Completed Date:  2008-06-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272106     Medline TA:  Omega (Westport)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  331-48     Citation Subset:  IM    
Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous / psychology
Child, Preschool
Infant, Newborn
Middle Aged
Mothers / psychology*
Personality Inventory
Self-Help Groups
Stillbirth / psychology
Sudden Infant Death

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