Prescribed grieving – Do adverse experiences with stage models of grief negatively influence the grieving process?
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The following study aims to explore how negative experiences with stage models of grief might impact grief reactions and subsequently the grieving process. Furthermore, resilience it is explored how resilience might moderate this relationship given that resilience is often claimed to help individuals maintain balance despite the presence of adversity. Results indicate that personal negative experiences with stage models of grief negatively influence grief reactions, thus confirming the first hypothesis of this study. Resilience on the other hand did not moderate the relationship between negative personal experiences with stage models of grief and grief reactions, thus not confirming the second hypothesis of the present study. Potential implications for practice and future research are discussed.