Social support and psychological well-being as possible complicated grief level predictor in a grief population sample

  • Marta Villacieros Centro de Humanizacion de la Salud. Sector Escultores 39, 28760 Tres Cantos, Madrid
  • Ines Serrano Centro de Humanización de la Salud
  • José Carlos Bermejo Centro de Humanización de la Salud
  • Marisa Magaña Centro de Humanización de la Salud
  • Rosa Carabias Centro de Humanización de la Salud
Keywords: Complicated Grief, Bereaved, Social Support, Satisfaction, Psychologycal Well-being

Abstract

Objective: To analyze the variations in complicated grief (CG) through sociodemograohic and functioning well variable: psychologycal well-beIng (PW), received social support (RSC) and satisfaction with the social support (SRSC).

Method: transversal study, n= 110 people sample who arrive to a free grief listening centre through an ad hoc questionnaire including sociodemographic variables, complicated grief level according to Prigerson Inventory of Complicated Grief (ICG), well- being according to Well-being Ryff´s Questionnaire and Sarason Questionnaire to social support measure. Descriptive and correlational (Pearson) analyses executed. Also, step by step backward multiple regression analyse.

Results: Averaged CG 44.91, PW 119.23, RSC 10.56 people, SRSC 13.48. Predictive CG variables were: CG, PW, RSC, SRSC, postloss moths, pharmacological help received and parents relationship. Adjusted R-squared 42.4%.

Conclusions: PW and satisfactory RSC could be considered CG level predictors. Recommendation is to study depressive symptoms, to clarify the influence in RSC perception. This study contributes to increase the centre efficiency, so that functioning well variables are able to predict CG level

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Author Biographies

Marta Villacieros, Centro de Humanizacion de la Salud. Sector Escultores 39, 28760 Tres Cantos, Madrid
Departamento de Investigación, Psicóloga de Investigación
Ines Serrano, Centro de Humanización de la Salud
Departamento de Investigación, Psicóloga de Investigación
José Carlos Bermejo, Centro de Humanización de la Salud
Dirección, Director del Centro
Marisa Magaña, Centro de Humanización de la Salud
Centro de Escucha, Directora
Rosa Carabias, Centro de Humanización de la Salud
Formacion e Investigación, Responsable
Published
08-08-2014
How to Cite
Villacieros, M., Serrano, I., Bermejo, J. C., Magaña, M., & Carabias, R. (2014). Social support and psychological well-being as possible complicated grief level predictor in a grief population sample. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 30(3), 944-951. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.30.3.154691
Section
Clinical and Health Psychology