Year: 1969 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.125, no.12, (June 1969), p.74-79 SIEC No: 19820806

The authors examine the process of mourning in a culture whose religions sanction the implied presence of the deceased through ancestor worship, as compared to a culture where this is not acceptable or encouraged. Most of 20 Japanese widows interviewed during the acute grief phase of mourning adhered to the cultural beliefs and had less difficulty accepting the loss than those who did not. (SIEC)