Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
The primary aim of this study is to compare the grief and stress related growth of individuals who have siblings and those who do not have siblings in the context of parental loss that occurred during childhood (before the age of 16). Adult participants provided self-report for the Traumatic Grief Inventory, Stress Related Growth Scale, and other related measures. We hypothesized only children who were bereaved during childhood would report higher levels of grief and lower levels of stress related growth compared to those with siblings who were bereaved during childhood. Multivariate analyses focus on grief and stress related growth as primary dependent variables. Predictors in a multiple regression model include sibling status (only child vs. siblings), social-economic status, and current social support.
Kagan, Ari M., "Family composition and outcomes following parental bereavement in childhood" (2018). Honors Theses. 1329.