Prolonged grief, emotion regulation and loss-related factors: An investigation based on cognitive and behavioral conceptualization

Cesur-Soysal G., Durak Batıgün A.

DEATH STUDIES, vol.46, no.6, pp.1316-1328, 2022 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07481187.2020.1846639
  • Journal Name: DEATH STUDIES
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, CINAHL, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo, Religion and Philosophy Collection, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts, Violence & Abuse Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.1316-1328
  • Ankara University Affiliated: Yes


The study aimed to examine the variables that play a role in the process of prolonged grief within the framework of the cognitive-behavioral model. Participants (N = 475) from Turkey took part in a cross-sectional questionnaire survey. The study used structural equation modeling to test a hypothesized model via AMOS v23. After testing two options, the final model was found to be good fit for the data. Results suggested the importance of adopting a comprehensive approach to prolonged grief interventions which includes the loss- and relationship-related factors as well as emotion regulation difficulties, autobiographic memory characteristics, and the grief cognitions.