Death and Factors of Adjustment Among Bereaved Parents

  • Mais Al-Nasa’hEmail author
  • Kimberly Asner-Self
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


The current cross-sectional study was to examine the relationship among adjustment and other factors (spirituality, religiosity, perceived social support, and marital relationship) that might influence adjustment to bereavement among Christian, Jewish, and Muslim bereaved parents. A cross-sectional online survey was launched from January to February 2016 to measure participants’ baseline adjustment, spirituality, religiosity, perceived social support, and marital relationship. A diverse group of 145 bereaved parents participated in this study, including 65 religious Christians (44.83%), 41 religious Jews (28.28%), and 39 religious Muslims (26.90%) with an average age of 44 (SD = 12.80). The results indicated that there were statistically significant differences between the three religious groups in terms of their adjustment, religiosity spirituality, perceived social support, and marital relationship. Muslims were found to have higher baseline rates of all study constructs more than Jewish and Christian bereaved parents. The results indicated only perceived social support and spirituality significantly predicted the adjustment level among the bereaved parents when holding all other terms constant. Whereas only perceived social support and religious involvement significantly predicted the marital relationship level among the bereaved parents when holding all other terms constant.


Spirituality Religiosity Christian Jews Muslim Bereaved parents 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of JordanAmmanJordan
  2. 2.Southern Illinois UniversityCarbondaleUSA

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