Grief and Post-traumatic Growth Following Miscarriage: The Role of Meaning Reconstruction and Partner Supportive Communication

Xi Tian*, Denise Haunani Solomon

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This study used the meaning reconstruction model of bereavement and the theory of conversationally induced reappraisals to investigate factors that influence the association between grief following a miscarriage and post-traumatic growth. Participants included 298 women who had experienced a miscarriage within the previous year. As predicted, a moderate level of grief corresponded with the most post-traumatic growth among bereaved mothers and meaning reconstruction and partner supportive communication moderated this association. The results clarify how grief is integral to post-traumatic growth in the aftermath of a miscarriage and how intrapersonal and interpersonal coping resources can foster post-traumatic growth in the face of grief.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-247
Number of pages11
JournalDeath Studies
Volume44
Issue number4
Early online date19 Nov 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2020

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