The Impact of Self-Narrative Framing of a Close Person’s Sudden Death on Coping With the Meaning in Life

Ewa Odachowska , Jerzy Trzebiński , Monika Prusik


Sixty-eight participants who lost a close one on a sudden death were assigned to one of two experimental conditions. They described own story of relations with the deceased person or answered a questionnaire regarding the mourning process. The effects of self-story construction were measured after 2 weeks and then 3 months. The self-story framing of the death increased meaning in life and stress-related growth, and decreased anxiety. The effects became most apparent 3 months after the story description. Higher plot structuring was related to lower anxiety and greater feeling of purpose in life
Author Ewa Odachowska
Ewa Odachowska,,
, Jerzy Trzebiński (Wydział Psychologii)
Jerzy Trzebiński,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Monika Prusik
Monika Prusik,,
Journal seriesJournal of Loss & Trauma, ISSN 1532-5024, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets1.4
Keywords in EnglishSelf-narratives; Coping with sudden death of close person; Threatened meaning in life; Existential anxiety; Benevolence of narrative framing of traumatic event
ASJC Classification2738 Psychiatry and Mental health; 3301 Social Sciences (miscellaneous); 2921 Phychiatric Mental Health; 3207 Social Psychology
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)40
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.699; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.789 (2) - 2017=1.057 (5)
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