Master of Social Work (MSW)
This cross sectional study explores associations between elapsed time since the loss and outcomes of prominent feelings and self-regard among 187 help-seeking survivors bereaved by suicide. Chi-square tests were conducted to examine the aforementioned relationships. In examining suicide survivors’ most prominent feelings over time, this study found mixed results in early bereavement. This study showed that at 25 to 59 months elapsed time since the loss both scared and happiness were significant for suicide survivors. No significance was found before 25 to 59 months, suggesting a change in suicide survivors’ prominent feelings following two years elapsed time since the loss. In later bereavement (i.e., 5+ years), suicide survivors’ chosen most prominent feeling of happiness was significant. The aforementioned results could be suggesting that following two years elapsed time since the loss, this sample of survivors bereaved by suicide experienced a change in their grief experience.
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Rabalais, Alexis M., "Survivors of Individuals Who Completed Suicide: The Influence of Time Since the Loss" (2015). LSU Master's Theses. 2594.
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