Year: 1998 Source: Death Studies, v.22, no.3, (April-May 1998), p.237-255 SIEC No: 19980255

30 adults who experienced parental death in adolescence, 30 who experienced parental divorce & 60 who experienced neither (potential support providers) rated the relative helpfulness of support-intended communications & the helpfulness of support network members. Few differences were found between death & divorce survivor groups or between survivors & potential supporters. Nonsignificant results are discussed in terms of grief & grief support elements that transcend different loss situations.