Denial in Bereavement Psychological Well-Being of Parentally Bereaved Students in Kenya

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Teresa Nyawira Rimiru
Maroko Gilbert Mokua


Bereavement is one of the most stressful events in a young adults’ life. The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which denial affects psychological wellbeing of bereaved students. The study was conducted in day public secondary schools in Gatanga Sub-county, Murang’a County, Kenya. A sample size of 50 bereaved students was used. The findings indicated that there was no significant effect of denial of parental loss on psychological wellbeing at the p<.05 [F (1, 48) = 0.041, p = 0.841]. This demonstrates that the lower the denial of parental loss, the lower the psychological wellbeing can be attributed to other factors outside denial of parental loss.Implications of this finding are discussed.


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Rimiru, T. N., & Mokua, M. G. . (2020). Denial in Bereavement: Psychological Well-Being of Parentally Bereaved Students in Kenya. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 8(10), 68-73.
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Teresa Nyawira Rimiru, Mount Kenya University


Maroko Gilbert Mokua, Mount Kenya University

Lecturer, Department of Psychology


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