Bereaved adults' evaluations of grief management messages: effects of message person centeredness, recipient individual differences, and contextual factors.

@article{Rack2008BereavedAE,
  title={Bereaved adults' evaluations of grief management messages: effects of message person centeredness, recipient individual differences, and contextual factors.},
  author={Jessica J. Rack and Brant R. Burleson and Graham D. Bodie and Amanda J. Holmstrom and Heather L Servaty-Seib},
  journal={Death studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={399-427}
}
This study identifies grief management strategies that bereaved adults evaluate as more and less helpful, assesses whether the person centeredness of these strategies explains their helpfulness, and determines whether strategy helpfulness varies as a function of demographic, personality, and situational factors. Participants (105 bereaved young adults) assessed the helpfulness of 16 grief management strategies; these strategies were coded for their degree of person centeredness. Strategy person… CONTINUE READING

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