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dc.contributor.advisorVaught, David R.eng
dc.contributor.authorDorsey, Maria L.eng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (May 20, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Parks, recreation and tourism.eng
dc.description.abstractThe lack of grief rituals in the United States has created a culture that is poorly equipped to heal from loss. The ritual of visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has allowed American visitors the opportunity to express their grief over the deaths of their loved ones. This study examined the aspects of the rituals performed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to determine their effect on bereavement. Questionnaires were distributed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to adult American visitors who experienced a loss of a loved one from the Vietnam War. Inferential statistical analysis could not be performed due to the small sample size thereby this study was unable to determine if there were significant benefits for participants who performed rituals and that certain aspects of the rituals were more important than others. The lack of grief rituals in the United States has created.eng
dc.identifier.other.b58539621eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4511eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2006 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2006 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshGriefeng
dc.subject.lcshVietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, D.C.)eng
dc.titleThe effects of visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on adjustment to bereavementeng
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.genreElectronic bookseng
dc.type.genreElectronic dissertationseng
dc.type.genreFreely available online resourceseng
thesis.degree.disciplineParks, recreation and tourism (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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