Representations of African Americans in the Grief and Mourning Literature from 1998 to 2014: A Systematic Review

Leeat Granek, Tal Peleg-Sagy

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Abstract

The authors examined representations of African Americans in the grief literature to assess (a) frequencies; (b) content; and (c) use of universalist or a contextualized framework. They conducted searches in 3 databases that target the grief literature published in the last 15 years. Fifty-nine articles met the criteria. There are a small number of studies published on African Americans and these tend to focus on homicide. Many studies had incomplete methods. Comparison studies were common and pathological grief outcomes that were validated on White populations were used as outcome variables with African American participants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-632
Number of pages28
JournalDeath Studies
Volume39
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Nov 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology

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