An Investigation of the Relationship of Personality, Coping, and Grief Intensity Among Bereaved Mothers

  title={An Investigation of the Relationship of Personality, Coping, and Grief Intensity Among Bereaved Mothers},
  author={Tristan Robinson and Samuel J. Marwit},
  journal={Death Studies},
  pages={677 - 696}
A mediational model of grief intensity (Meuser & Marwit, 2000) was examined in a population at risk for complicated grief. Coping strategies (emotion-oriented, task-oriented, and avoidance-oriented coping) were hypothesized to mediate the influence of personality factors (neuroticism and extraversion) on grief. Bereaved mothers (N = 138) completed the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire, Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations, and Revised Grief Experiences Inventory. Coping strategies… Expand
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