Differential Effects of Single and Double Parental Death on Child Emotional Functioning and Daily Life in South Africa

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/596075
Title:
Differential Effects of Single and Double Parental Death on Child Emotional Functioning and Daily Life in South Africa
Authors:
Sherr, Lorraine; Croome, Natasha; Clucas, Claudine; Brown, Elizabeth
Abstract:
There is a high level of orphaning in Africa due to war, violence, and more recently HIV and AIDS. This study examines parental death in South African children and examines the differential impact on child functioning of double, single and non-orphanhoods. Bereavement, depression, behavior problems, and violence were examined in a consecutive sample of 381 children/adolescents (51.2% girls) between 8 and 19 years of age (M = 12.8). Parental death experience was high; 70 (17.5%) reported the death of one parent, and a further 24 (6%) reported the death of both. Group comparisons showed double orphans had elevated depression, worse psychosocial functioning, were more likely to be kept home from school for household chores, and were more likely to be slapped. Single orphans were more similar to the non-orphans than the double orphans on most scores. Our study reveals that parental loss should be studied with more fine-grained definitions and that emotional sequelae should be addressed.
Affiliation:
University College London; University of Chester; Mad About Art Kynsa, SA
Citation:
Sherr, L., Croome, N., Clucas, C., Brown, E. (2014). Differential Effects of Single and Double Parental Death on Child Emotional Functioning and Daily Life in South Africa. Child Welfare, 93(1), 149-172
Publisher:
Child Welfare League of America
Journal:
Child Welfare
Publication Date:
1-Jan-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/596075
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26030991
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0009-4021
Appears in Collections:
Psychology

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSherr, Lorraineen
dc.contributor.authorCroome, Natashaen
dc.contributor.authorClucas, Claudineen
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Elizabethen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-11T15:20:57Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-11T15:20:57Zen
dc.date.issued2014-01-01en
dc.identifier.citationSherr, L., Croome, N., Clucas, C., Brown, E. (2014). Differential Effects of Single and Double Parental Death on Child Emotional Functioning and Daily Life in South Africa. Child Welfare, 93(1), 149-172en
dc.identifier.issn0009-4021en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/596075en
dc.description.abstractThere is a high level of orphaning in Africa due to war, violence, and more recently HIV and AIDS. This study examines parental death in South African children and examines the differential impact on child functioning of double, single and non-orphanhoods. Bereavement, depression, behavior problems, and violence were examined in a consecutive sample of 381 children/adolescents (51.2% girls) between 8 and 19 years of age (M = 12.8). Parental death experience was high; 70 (17.5%) reported the death of one parent, and a further 24 (6%) reported the death of both. Group comparisons showed double orphans had elevated depression, worse psychosocial functioning, were more likely to be kept home from school for household chores, and were more likely to be slapped. Single orphans were more similar to the non-orphans than the double orphans on most scores. Our study reveals that parental loss should be studied with more fine-grained definitions and that emotional sequelae should be addressed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherChild Welfare League of Americaen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26030991en
dc.subjectSingle orphanen
dc.subjectDouble orphanen
dc.subjectEmotional functioningen
dc.subjectSouth Africaen
dc.titleDifferential Effects of Single and Double Parental Death on Child Emotional Functioning and Daily Life in South Africaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity College London; University of Chester; Mad About Art Kynsa, SAen
dc.identifier.journalChild Welfareen
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