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ERIC Number: EJ884944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1532-5024
Finding Positive Meaning after Loss: The Mediating Role of Reflection for Bereaved Individuals
Boyraz, Guler; Horne, Sharon G.; Sayger, Thomas V.
Journal of Loss and Trauma, v15 n3 p242-258 2010
This study examined the mediating effect of reflection on the relationship between search for meaning, positive affect, negative affect, and positive meaning-finding among 380 bereaved individuals. Using structural equation modeling, reflection was found to mediate the relationship between search for meaning, affect (positive and negative), and positive meaning-finding. The hypothesized model accounted for 32% of the variance in reflection and 34% of the variance in positive meaning-finding. Implications of the findings, including strategies to increase reflection and positive affect following the loss of a loved one, are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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