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College Students' Grief and Coping Strategies in Bereavement and Separation
The purposes of this study are to clarify the characteristics of college students' bereavement and separation and the relationship between coping strategies and grief reactions in bereavement and separation. 212 college students completed questionnaires. The results indicated that the majority of the respondents have experienced some bereavement or separation, in particular, separation from the lover. Multiple regression analyses showed that coping strategies such as "avoidance", "abandonment", "positive problem-resolving", and "ask somebody for assistance" heightened grief reactions such as "physical distress", "emptiness" and "anxiety and depression". These results suggest the following : (1)bereavement and separation is prevalent among college students; (2)negative emotion-focused coping heighten grief reactions of college students in bereavement and separation; (3)not only which strategies someone chose but also the ability to accomplish the coping strategies that someone chose may affect grief reactions.
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