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The purpose of this study was to investigate the occurrence of learned helplessness in survivors of sudden death versus survivors of non sudden death. Forty-six participants were volunteers from grief support groups. Participants were classified as survivors of sudden death or survivors of non sudden death. Sudden death was defined as death in which the re was no previous warning, such as an accident. Non sudden death was defined as death in which there was diagnosis or previous warning, such as cancer. Learned Helplessness was measured by the Learned Helplessness Scale. it was hypothesized that there will be a greater occurrence of learned helplessness in survivors of sudden death than survivors of non sudden death. However, it was found that there was no significant difference in the occurrence of learned helplessness in the survivors of sudden death and the survivors of non sudden death.
Wyatt, Jennifer Doyce, "The Occurrence of Learned Helplessness in Survivors of Sudden Death Versus Survivors of Non Sudden Death" (1998). Theses. 401.
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