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Volume 2, 2015
Issue 4 (July)
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Rachel D. Uche, Department of Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling, Faculty of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria.
The study sought to investigate the extent to which emotional attachment to deceased family members impact upon the sense of loss as well as the grief work on the part of the survivor, in Calabar municipality of Cross River State, Nigeria. The ex-post factor design was adopted, with a sample size of 120, drawn from various parts of the municipality, using the non-probability opportunity sampling. The questionnaire used had a reliability estimate of 0.67 and independent t-test and one-way ANOVA were used to analyze the data for the two hypothesis formulated. Results revealed that relationship and mode of death of the deceased significantly influence sense of grief of the bereaved. It is recommended that the counselors bring their expertise to bear on the plight of the bereaved and assist them in their anguish to come to terms with their irreparable loss.
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