A qualitative study approach was conducted to determine the impact of parental grief on the daily occupations of college students. Three undergraduate college students ages 18-24 and who experienced the death of at least one parent were interviewed using a semi-structured interview protocol. Interview data was transcribed and a content analysis method was used to analyze the interview data. The results suggest that connections between the grieving processes and parental grief for college-aged adults have been under-researched, and have application possibilities, in the field of occupational science.

Semester/Year of Award

Fall 12-12-2016


Christine Privott

Mentor Professional Affiliation

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

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Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level



Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Department Name when Degree Awarded

Occupational Therapy

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