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Mourning expression and bereavement among adolescents: An analysis of a memorial book for a classmate who died in an accident

Are adolescents able to express their condolences properly and orderly? How can one determine what a proper message of condolence is? What strategies do young people use to cope with their grief? These questions should be investigated. The research basis for this inquiry is a memorial book that was publically displayed in a school and subsequently handed over to the parents after a 15-year-old student died in an accident. The article goes on to frame the results of the memorial book analysis in religious didactics. Here, the issue is how religious education can build and promote skills that enable adolescents to deal competently with the topics of death, dying and life after death.

Coping with grief, expressing condolences, adolescents beliefs about afterlife, death and dying

Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education 16 (2017), V.2