The connection between bereaved families’ severity of their reaction to the loss of an offspring in the West Bank and Jerusalem due to sudden death according to the gender and the age of the deceased

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Published Sep 21, 2014
صلاح الدين علي وتد روان موسى مصطفى

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This study aimed to acknowledge the level of connection and the severity of the psychological reaction among the bereaved parents who lost an offspring due to sudden death according to gender and the age of the deceased at the time of death. A cumulative approach was used in its both sections: the explanatory and leading methods were utilized for this kind of studies.  A sample of 298 participants was accumulated, made of fathers and mothers who lost an offspring due to sudden death and agreed to participate in this study.  The sample was divided according to region.  Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, Ramallah, Nablus, and Jericho, in addition to villages and refugee camps in the West Bank and Jerusalem. A questionnaire was designed especially for this study. The results indicated that there was a significant difference in the psychological reaction among the bereaved parents who lost an offspring due to sudden death according to gender of the parent where it's more severe among the mothers than the fathers.  As to the age of the deceased at the time of death, it is more sever among the parents who lost an offspring at the age of youth or adulthood.

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وتد ص. ا. ع. ., & مصطفى ر. م. . (2014). The connection between bereaved families’ severity of their reaction to the loss of an offspring in the West Bank and Jerusalem due to sudden death according to the gender and the age of the deceased. Jami’a - Journal in Education and Social Sciences, 18(1), 151–184. Retrieved from https://ojs.qsm.ac.il/index.php/jamiaa/article/view/862

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