Coping with anger and aggression in mourning

Journal of Death and Dying Vol/Iss. 3 Published In Pages: 271-284
By Rosenblatt, Paul C., Jackson, Douglas A., Walsh, R. Patricia


Anger and aggression will be negatively associated with the amount done by religious and nonreligious ritual specialists up to and during initial body disposal (271, 275).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Anger And Aggression In Bereaved PersonsDependentMourning
Ritual SpecialistsIndependentMourning, Ritual

Related Hypotheses

Main AuthorHypothesis
Rosenblatt, Paul C."The more important the ritual specialists up to and including initial body disposal, the less the expression of anger and aggression [by the bereaved] during mourning" (39)
Rosenblatt, Paul C.The marking of widows will be positively associated with two measures of institutionalized anger and aggression: widows’ attacks on self and somebody is an institutionalized target (277).
Rosenblatt, Paul C.Duration of marking parents will be positively associated with parents’ expression of measure of anger and aggression (the parent of sub-adult offspring attacking something) (277).
Rosenblatt, Paul C."Where there was institutionalized anger and aggression, there would be marking and isolation of the bereaved" (39). Isolation correlated positively with the following measures of anger and aggression: widow attacks something or self; widower attacks something. Marking correlated positively with widow attacks self or somebody who is institutionalized target; parents attack something (152-153)
Rosenblatt, Paul C.Ritual specialists are more likely to be present in large scale societies with relatively permanent communities and in societies with rules for inheritance of real property. The importance of ritual specialists correlates negatively with temporary or permanent camp abandonment following a typical adult death (151)