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ERIC Number: EJ791787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0748-1187
The Relationship between Explanatory Style and Posttraumatic Growth after Bereavement in a Non-Clinical Sample
Ho, Samuel M. Y.; Chu, Kwung Wing; Yiu, Jessie
Death Studies, v32 n5 p461-478 May 2008
The relationship between explanatory style and self-perceived posttraumatic growth was examined among 105 undergraduates in Hong Kong who had experienced bereavement in the past 6 years. Individuals who tended to attribute positive events to internal, global, and stable factors reported more posttraumatic growth than individuals who tended to attribute positive events to external, specific, and unstable factors. The explanatory style for positive events might affect later cognitive processing, such as meaning making after bereavement, which will affect self-perceived posttraumatic growth. One's explanatory style for negative events is not related to posttraumatic growth after bereavement. Directions for future study are described. (Contains 4 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong