The Meaning of Loss Codebook: Construction of a System for Analyzing Meanings Made in Bereavement

@article{Gillies2014TheMO,
  title={The Meaning of Loss Codebook: Construction of a System for Analyzing Meanings Made in Bereavement},
  author={J. Gillies and R. Neimeyer and Evgenia Milman},
  journal={Death Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={38},
  pages={207 - 216}
}
Recent research on grieving populations has emphasized the role of meaning making in adaptation to bereavement, typically relying on simple self-reports of the extent to which respondents have been able to find sense or benefit in their loss. The present article reports the development of a reliable and comprehensive coding system for analyzing meanings made in the wake of the death of a loved one, yielding a 30-category codebook demonstrating excellent reliability, and comprising both negative… Expand
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