College Student Bereavement Experience in a Christian Evangelical University
As part of the National College Grief Study, college student bereavement experience was examined specifically in a Christian university climate. Sex, year in school, and closeness to the deceased were measured in terms of academic and mental health outcomes and resources utilized. Females reported more mental health problems when close to the deceased, and seniors were less likely than first year students to utilize personal support resources of family and religion. During close losses, students experienced more mental health problems and negative social outcomes, but they did not access more resources. Recommendations for university personnel and suggestions for further research are given.
Andrea C Walker, John D. Hathcoat and Illene N. Cupit. "College Student Bereavement Experience in a Christian Evangelical University" Omega, Journal of Death and Dying Vol. 64 Iss. 3 (2012) p. 241 - 259 Available at: http://works.bepress.com/andrea-walker/14/