Communicated Support Following Loss: Examining the Experiences of Parental Death and Parental Divorce in Adolescence
Marwit S J~~Carusa S S
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.