Relationship of Purpose in Life to Grief Experiences in Response to the Death of a Significant Other
Pfost K S~~Stevens M J~~Wessels A B
This study examined the relationship of purpose in life to grief experiences in response to the death of a significant other. 40 undergrads who had sustained the death of a loved one completed an info sheet, the Purpose in Life Test & the Grief Experience Inventory. Bereaved persons who reported low purpose in life appeared to experience more anger than individs with high purpose. This prelim finding is linked to literature showing an assoc. btwn low purpose in life & emotion-focused coping.