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ERIC Number: ED534088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Investigation of Bereavement Period Effects after Loss of Parents on Children and Adolescents Losing Their Parents
Karakartal, Demet
Online Submission, International Online Journal of Primary Education v1 n1 p37-57 2012
Important loss (death) in individuals' life may cause various kinds of bereavement reactions. Most of the individuals cope with bereavement effects in various ways and they adapt themselves to the new situation. On the other hand, some individuals may have problems in coping with and analyzing bereavement period effects caused by loss. Parent loss in this period may bring serious developmental and academic problems in terms of children and adolescents. In this study, the fact that how the bereavement period affects education process and sanity of children and adolescents living in Northern Cyprus experiencing parent loss, how they cope with the bereavement period, by whom and how the loss is explained to them and what school boards and guidance services do after the bereavement period caused by a loss, are investigated. In this sense, the effects of bereavement on children and adolescents' education process and sanity and bereavement reactions are included in general. In the framework of the study done by the researcher, how parent loss bereavement period reflect their behaviours is investigated. In this way, it is found out that children and adolescents think of their death parents much more and longer than adults, their psychology, besides academic success and social relationship are affected negatively, as well. In the literature search done, it is determined that children and adolescents experiencing parent loss tend to have psychological problems in their future life and this risk can be harder in the case the death is so sudden and having no person to replace for the death one. Besides, the importance of the fact that these people's life conditions should be improved and supported by specialist and expert people, is emphasized too. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus