Posttraumatic Growth Experiences of Adolescents With Parental Loss: A Phenomenological Study

Altinsoy F.

OMEGA-JOURNAL OF DEATH AND DYING, vol.87, no.1, pp.312-333, 2023 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 87 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/00302228211048668
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, IBZ Online, Periodicals Index Online, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, AgeLine, ATLA Religion Database, CINAHL, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Psycinfo, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts, Violence & Abuse Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.312-333
  • Keywords: posttraumatic growth, grief reactions, readjustment to loss, parental loss, adolescents, HEALTH OUTCOMES, GRIEF REACTIONS, DEATH, TRAUMA, BEREAVEMENT, ADVERSITY, CHILDREN, BROADEN, CANCER, SUDDEN
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


This study examines the post-traumatic growth of adolescents who have lost their parents about their experiences. Eight adolescents whose parents had died participated in the study conducted in the phenomenological design. The data were collected with three-step semi-structured interviews and analyzed using the phenomenological analysis technique performed in five stages. The findings were grouped into three main themes as "reactions to loss," "readjustment," and "post-traumatic growth," and nine subthemes under each, and these sub-themes were categorized into forty-five codes.