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African-American churchgoers' perception of the church's role in the grieving process
by Farrah, Lillian, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 54; 1472316
Abstract (Summary)

A quantitative study was conducted to examine African-American churchgoers' perceptions of the Black church's role in the provision of grief support. The participants were selected from family and friends who attend church in the metropolitan Los Angeles area.

A total of 20 participants (15 females and 5 males) completed the researcher designed self-administered questionnaire. Results showed ways in which churchgoers perceived their church's role in the provision of grief services. Research limitations are identified and recommendations are made to improve future services.

While the results are certainly not definitive, they do indicate that 9 out of the 20 participants had a relatively strong perception that the Black Church indeed plays a pivotal role in the provision of grief support, while only 2 said their church does not provide grief support.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lopez, Rebecca A.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, Religion, Black studies, Social work, Clinical psychology
Publication Number: 1472316
ISBN: 978-1-109-47294-3
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