African Americans in Bereavement: Grief as a Function of Ethnicity

@article{Laurie2008AfricanAI,
  title={African Americans in Bereavement: Grief as a Function of Ethnicity},
  author={Anna R. Laurie and Robert A. Neimeyer},
  journal={OMEGA — Journal of Death and Dying},
  year={2008},
  volume={57},
  pages={173 - 193}
}
Few empirical studies have explored the grieving process among different ethnic groups within the United States, and very little is known about how African Americans and Caucasians may differ in their experience of loss. The purpose of this study was to examine the African-American experience of grief, with particular emphasis on issues of identity change, interpersonal dimensions of the loss, and continuing attachments with the deceased. Participants were 1,581 bereaved college students (940… Expand
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