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Death of a Parent in Childhood and Resilience in Adulthood. Edition No. 1
VDM Publishing House, April 2010, Pages: 148
This study explored resilience in adults who have experienced the loss of a parent during childhood. The specific objectives were to explore: (a) How individual characteristics influence resilience after the death of a parent, (b) how an individual's family conditions influence resilience, (c) how external influences impact resilience after the death of a parent, and (d) how participants perceive the death of a parent as a part of resilience in adulthood. This study was restricted to adult women and men whose parent died when the participant was between the ages of 3 and 12 years. Using a phenomenological approach, in-depth interviews were utilized to gather data. A total of 19 women and men were interviewed. Based on the information extracted from the four research questions, seven emergent themes were identified: disposition of the child, parental influence on self-concept, influence of death on family dynamics, understanding and coping with loss, social support, impact of loss on adult relationships, and increased independence at an early age.
Sarah, Becerra, PhD, LMFT.
Sarah Becerra has a BA in Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Her Masters degree is in Family Therapy and a PhD in Family Studies, both from Texas Woman's University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She teaches college courses online, and works in mental health. She lives with her husband in Dallas, Texas.