Title

College Students' Responses to the Death of a Peer

Date

5-31-2018 1:15 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 1:30 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Chair

Brent King

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Symposium

Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Margaret Manoogian

Abstract

Among adolescents and young adults, the most common types of death that occur are accidents, homicides, and suicides (CDC, 2015). This study examines the experience of peer death among 64 young adults enrolled in college. Guided by the life course perspective, the author focuses on the experience of peer death and participants’ grief responses. This study aims to better understand how college students respond to peer death, how the type of death may affect the bereavement process, and how the participants’ relationships may have been influenced by the peer death. Understanding more about peer death and its impact on college students will help to provide better grief support services on college campuses.

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May 31st, 1:15 PM May 31st, 1:30 PM

College Students' Responses to the Death of a Peer

WUC Pacific Room

Among adolescents and young adults, the most common types of death that occur are accidents, homicides, and suicides (CDC, 2015). This study examines the experience of peer death among 64 young adults enrolled in college. Guided by the life course perspective, the author focuses on the experience of peer death and participants’ grief responses. This study aims to better understand how college students respond to peer death, how the type of death may affect the bereavement process, and how the participants’ relationships may have been influenced by the peer death. Understanding more about peer death and its impact on college students will help to provide better grief support services on college campuses.