Grieving Pet Death: Normative, Gender, and Attachment Issues

  title={Grieving Pet Death: Normative, Gender, and Attachment Issues},
  author={T. Wrobel and A. L. Dye},
  journal={OMEGA — Journal of Death and Dying},
  pages={385 - 393}
  • T. Wrobel, A. L. Dye
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • OMEGA — Journal of Death and Dying
  • Grief over the loss of a pet was investigated to clarify the usual course of symptoms experienced, gender differences in the experience, and the role of attachment to the pet. The sample included 174 adults who had lost a pet dog or cat to death. Participants were administered a modified CENSHARE Pet Attachment Survey (Holcomb, Williams, & Richards, 1985) and a survey of symptoms experienced. Results indicate that initially 85.7% of owners experienced at least one symptom of grief, but the… CONTINUE READING
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