ERIC Number: EJ789432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 33
Lessons of Loss: Meaning-Making in Bereaved College Students
Neimeyer, Robert A.; Laurie, Anna; Mehta, Tara; Hardison, Heather; Currier, Joseph M.
New Directions for Student Services, n121 p27-39 Spr 2008
Bereavement is among the most stressful life experiences and transitions experienced by college students, not only because of its prevalence but also because it can negatively affect developmental tasks associated with traditional-age students. In this chapter, the authors discuss lessons from a multifaceted research program focused on how individuals find meaning in the wake of loss experiences. These lessons offer guidance to help bereaved students make sense of bereavement and move beyond grief to growth. The authors offer concrete suggestions, based on their extensive research on bereaved students, to support such students, with a special emphasis on students' attempts to revise their understanding of the world now that their outlook has been shaken by tragic loss.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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