Effect of time since loss on grief, resilience, and depression among bereaved emerging adults
Grief research has typically centered on one time point, without considering the impact of multiple losses over time. In this study, 546 bereaved emerging adults were divided into three groups: those who experienced a recent loss (0–2 years ago), a past loss (>2 years ago), or a combination of both recent and past losses. Differences between the groups on resilience, depression, and grief symptomatology were examined. Those who had experienced both losses (recent and past) and recent losses endorsed significantly more grief symptoms than those in the past loss group. Findings highlight how multiple losses impact grief.
Schwartz, L., Howell, K., & Jamison, L. (2018). Effect of time since loss on grief, resilience, and depression among bereaved emerging adults. Death Studies, 42 (9), 537-547. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2018.1430082