Culture-related grief beliefs of Chinese Shidu parents: Development and psychometric properties of a new scale

Guangyuan Shi, Jun Wen, Xin Xu, Ningning Zhou, Jiani Wang, Yuqing Shi, Han Liu, Jianping Wang & Eva-Maria Stelzer
Background: In China, parents whose only-child dies and who have no living or adopted child are called Shidu parents. Negative thinking is assumed to contribute to the development of emotional problems in bereavement. Because grief cognitions are likely influenced by the concepts of Chinese traditional culture (e.g., family continuation), Shidu parents may hold specific culture-related grief beliefs about themselves or the world, which, in turn, could impede their recovery. Objective: This study developed a questionnaire...
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