The effects of visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on adjustment to bereavement

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The effects of visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on adjustment to bereavement

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dc.contributor.advisor Vaught, David R. en
dc.contributor.author Dorsey, Maria L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T17:47:03Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T17:47:03Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2006 Summer en
dc.identifier.other .b58539621 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4511
dc.description The 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. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (May 20, 2007) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Parks, recreation and tourism. en_US
dc.description.abstract The 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. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Grief en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, D.C.) en_US
dc.title The effects of visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on adjustment to bereavement en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Parks, recreation and tourism en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.S. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.type.genre Electronic books en_US
dc.type.genre Electronic dissertations en_US
dc.type.genre Freely available online resources en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2006 Theses
dc.relation.ispartofcollection 2006 Freely available theses (MU)


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