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Complicated Grief in the Aftermath of Homicide: Spiritual Crisis and Distress in an African American Sample

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dc.contributor.author Neimeyer, Robert
dc.contributor.author Burke, Laurie
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-07T21:15:18Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-07T21:15:18Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Neimeyer, Robert; Burke, Laurie. (2011). Complicated Grief in the Aftermath of Homicide: Spiritual Crisis and Distress in an African American Sample. Religions: 2 (2),145-164. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/2/2/145/htm
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/668
dc.description.abstract Both grieving the loss of a loved one and using spirituality or religion as an aid in doing so are common behaviors in the wake of death. This longitudinal examination of 46 African American homicide survivors follows up on our earlier study that established the relation between positive and negative religious coping on the one hand and complicated grief (CG) on the other. In the current report, we broadened this focus to determine the relation between religious coping and other bereavement outcomes, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, to establish whether religious coping more strongly predicted bereavement distress or vice versa. We also sought to determine if the predictive power of CG in terms of religious coping over time exceeded that of PTSD and depression. Our results suggested a link between negative religious coping (NRC) and all forms of bereavement distress, whereas no such link was found between positive religious coping (PRC) and bereavement outcomes in our final analyses. Significantly, only CG prospectively predicted high levels of spiritual struggle six months later. Clinical implications regarding spiritually sensitive interventions are noted. [CVRL Note: tools used include Inventory of Complicated Grief-Revised (ICG-R; [23]); Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II; [56]); PTSD Checklist-Civilian Version (PCL-C; [58]); Brief RCOPE.] (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) en_US
dc.subject Interview Results en_US
dc.subject Screening en_US
dc.subject Assessment en_US
dc.subject Risk Factors en_US
dc.subject Protective Factors en_US
dc.subject Resilience en_US
dc.subject Co-Victim en_US
dc.subject Secondary Victimization en_US
dc.subject Longitudinal Study en_US
dc.subject Murder en_US
dc.subject Violent Crime en_US
dc.subject Black en_US
dc.subject Psychological Consequences en_US
dc.subject Trauma en_US
dc.title Complicated Grief in the Aftermath of Homicide: Spiritual Crisis and Distress in an African American Sample en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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