Year: 1983 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.13, no.1, (Spring 1983), p.42-61 SIEC No: 19820539

This study presents interview data on parental responses during the first year after their child’s death. Both qualitative (interview) and quantitative (rating) data are presented. Mothers reported greater difficulty coping with their grief than fathers. Mothers were more likely to rely on extra-familial support, and more likely to report marital distance. Fathers were less likely to discuss the death, and more likely to attempt to control their emotional responses to grief.(KD)