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.
|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|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be