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ERIC Number: EJ1008823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1073-1911
A Psychometric Evaluation of the Core Bereavement Items
Holland, Jason M.; Nam, Ilsung; Neimeyer, Robert A.
Assessment, v20 n1 p119-122 Feb 2013
Despite being a routinely administered assessment of grieving, few studies have empirically examined the psychometric properties of the Core Bereavement Items (CBI). The present study investigated the factor structure, internal reliability, and concurrent validity of the CBI in a large, diverse sample of bereaved young adults (N = 1,366). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses (conducted on randomly selected halves of the sample) supported a two-factor structure, with items tapping into grief-related "Thoughts" and "Emotional Response" to loss. These factors showed strong internal consistency and unique associations with demographic variables, circumstantial factors surrounding the loss, and a measure of prolonged/severe grief--highlighting the potential applicability of the identified factor structure. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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