Reactions to Loss Scale: Assessing Grief in College Students

  title={Reactions to Loss Scale: Assessing Grief in College Students},
  author={E. Cooley and T. Toray and Lauren Roscoe},
  journal={OMEGA — Journal of Death and Dying},
  pages={25 - 51}
  • E. Cooley, T. Toray, Lauren Roscoe
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • OMEGA — Journal of Death and Dying
  • The most common tools for assessing grief and loss focus on death-related loss. The Reactions to Loss Scale (RTL) broadens the scope of bereavement measures to include reactions to non-death losses. The population targeted by this measure, emerging adults (college students), commonly experiences a myriad of both death-related and non-death losses. The validity of the Reactions to Loss Scale (RTL) is investigated in 4 studies. Factor analysis of the 65-item RTL (N = 564) identified 3 subscales… CONTINUE READING
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