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100 1  Tyler, Margaret Guilfoy 
245 10 Social perceptions of survivor families: A study of 
       community reaction toward survivors of suicidal, homicidal,
       and natural deaths 
300    129 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 50-
       08, Section: A, page: 2438 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--Saint Louis University, 1989 
520    The purpose of this investigation is to examine the 
       community's reaction toward survivor-families of suicide, 
       homicide, and death by heart attack 
520    Three hundred ninety research subjects were recruited from
       academic institutions and organizations with senior-
       citizen membership. There were 215 subjects 18-25 years of
       age, 115 subjects 26-55 years of age, and 60 subjects over
       the age of 55. Subjects read one of 12 newspaper accounts 
       of a person's sudden death. The age of the victim and mode
       of death were varied. Subjects then completed a 
       questionnaire rating their perception of the degree of 
       psychological disturbance of the victim and the survivor-
       family, how well they would like the survivor-family, how 
       much blame they attributed to the family for the victim's 
       death, whether the newspaper should have reported the 
       cause of death, how long they felt the family would remain
       sad and depressed over the death, and how comfortable they
       would feel visiting and expressing sympathy to the family 
520    A 3 x 3 x 4 multivariate analysis of variance (victim's 
       age x respondent's age x type of death) was conducted. The
       results indicated that respondents viewed the victim and 
       the survivor-family as more psychologically disturbed, 
       reported they would like the family less and blamed them 
       more for the victim's death when the death was self-
       inflicted. Senior respondents differed significantly from 
       the other two age groups in the amount of blame attributed
       to the family for the victim's death. Respondents in the 
       18-25 age group differed significantly from senior 
       subjects for degree of discomfort when visiting the 
       survivor-family. There was a significant two-way 
       interaction between the age of the respondent and the type
       of death on amount of blame attributed to the survivor-
590    School code: 0193 
590    DDC 
650  4 Education, Educational Psychology 
650  4 Education, Social Sciences 
650  4 Sociology, Individual and Family Studies 
690    0525 
690    0534 
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710 20 Saint Louis University 
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