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dc.contributor.advisorMarj, Nicole Elen_US
dc.contributor.authorChahda, Romy Janeen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 61-71)en_US
dc.description.abstractIt may be assumed that the dissolution of romantic relationships leads to complicated grief, which later on leads to depressive symptoms. The main objective of this research is to investigate the relationship between break-ups, complicated grief, and depression. It can be hypothesized that the dissolution of a romantic relationship is associated with complicated grief, which may be the mediator of depressive symptoms. Research has shown that individuals going through a break-up experience complicated grief and that, in turn, is linked to negative outcomes, such as suicidality. However, other studies have shown that the end of a romantic relationship may positively impact an individual, instead. A total of 146 individuals (72 males and 74 females) from the Lebanese population agreed to participate in this study. The measurements used were comprised of a demographic questionnaire that was developed for this study, an Inventory of Complicated Grief (ICG; Prigerson et al., 1995; Reimer, 2019) to assess symptoms of grief after a loss of a romantic relationship, and Beck’s Depression Inventory (BDI; Beck et al., 1961) to measure characteristic attitudes and symptoms of depression. Correlational and Mediation analyses were performed between the three variables. The dissolution of a romantic relationship appeared to be significant to complicated grief (r = -.238; p < .01), and complicated grief was shown to be significant to depression (r = .554; p < .001). As for break-ups and depression, there were no significance reported. However, when we used complicated grief as a mediator between break-ups and depression, the model showed an indirect significance (p < .01). The findings showed that there was no direct link between romantic break-ups and depression, however, when complicated grief was acting a mediator, there was an indirect effect between the variables. These findings provide insight into what the Lebanese population experiences post break-up.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Romy Jane Chahdaen_US
dc.format.extent1 online resource (ix, 77 pages) : ill., tablesen_US
dc.rightsThis object is protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the personal and educational use exceptions must be obtained from the copyright holderen_US
dc.subjectromantic relationships, adults, complicated grief, depression, breakup distressen_US
dc.subject.lcshRelationships, Man-womanen_US
dc.subject.lcshDepression (Psychology)en_US
dc.subject.lcshUniversity of Balamand--Dissertationsen_US
dc.subject.lcshDissertations, Academicen_US
dc.titleComplicated grief and depression after the dissolution of romantic relationshipsen_US
dc.contributor.corporateUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US
dc.contributor.facultyFaculty of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.description.degreeMA in Clinical Psychologyen_US
dc.rights.accessrightsThis item is under embargo until end of year 2024.en_US
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