The Relationship of Cause of Death to Attitudes Toward Funerals and Bereavement Adjustment
Hayslip B~~Ragow-O'Brien D~~Guarnaccia C A
438 adults aged 18 to 88 who had lost a close friend or family member within the last 2 years, completed questionnaires to ascertain the relationship of cause of death to attitudes toward the funeral & bereavement adjustment. While the data partially support the hypotheses that the impact of fenerals is relative to the nature of loss, they also suggest that cause of death interacts with closeness to the deceased in affecting bereavement adjustment. Murder/suicide statistics are combined.