ERIC Number: EJ466507
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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The Suicidal Death of a Child: Social Perception of Stepparents.
Calhoun, Lawrence G.; Allen, Breon G.
Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, v26 n4 p301-07 1992-93
College students (n=210) read obituaries describing suicidal death of 18-year-old man or woman, in which survivors were described as mother and father, father and stepmother, or mother and stepfather. Found that stepparents were viewed as having been less "close" to victim, as taking less time to "recover psychologically" from loss, and stepmothers were rated as less "likable." (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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