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An Investigation into the Normal and Abnormal Mourning Components among Employees Following their Colleagues’ Death at Unexpected Events

Leila Sadat Abtahi.

Abstract
Background and objectives: The present study deals with the emotional process of mourning among employees after colleagues’ death in unexpected events. Materials and methods: To gather data for this study, which was of qualitative type, seven employees working in district 3 of Isfahan Education office were interviewed via semi- structured interview method. These participants were selected through purposive/theoretical sampling procedure until saturation point. To put it more precisely, since they had lost their colleagues in unexpected events, they fitted the study purpose. Content analysis of interviews, cyclical analysis method, and also development and extension of themes as well as merging them by paradigm were used to analyze data. Furthermore, the coding process was also done by referring to the study research questions about normal mourning, abnormal mourning, emotional symptoms of mourning, symptoms of restrained mourning, and the way employees come to terms with their colleagues’ unexpected death, and the impact of employees’ emotional support from one another to deal with pathologic mourning. Results: The findings revealed that while encountering their colleagues’ death, employees showcase different emotional reactions. This, in turn, implies their difference in experience and attitude to life. Conclusion: It seems that offering psychological programs for the persons who have lost their colleagues can contribute to mitigate the effects of mourning, improve their behavior, and speed up the process of returning to normal state

Key words: Normal mourning, Pathologic mourning, Psychological impacts, Colleague’s death


 
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Leila Sadat Abtahi. An Investigation into the Normal and Abnormal Mourning Components among Employees Following their Colleagues’ Death at Unexpected Events. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 262-271. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.29


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Leila Sadat Abtahi. An Investigation into the Normal and Abnormal Mourning Components among Employees Following their Colleagues’ Death at Unexpected Events. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=71409 [Access: April 10, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.29


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Leila Sadat Abtahi. An Investigation into the Normal and Abnormal Mourning Components among Employees Following their Colleagues’ Death at Unexpected Events. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 262-271. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.29



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Leila Sadat Abtahi. An Investigation into the Normal and Abnormal Mourning Components among Employees Following their Colleagues’ Death at Unexpected Events. JCR. (2021), [cited April 10, 2021]; 8(2): 262-271. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.29



Harvard Style

Leila Sadat Abtahi (2021) An Investigation into the Normal and Abnormal Mourning Components among Employees Following their Colleagues’ Death at Unexpected Events. JCR, 8 (2), 262-271. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.29



Turabian Style

Leila Sadat Abtahi. 2021. An Investigation into the Normal and Abnormal Mourning Components among Employees Following their Colleagues’ Death at Unexpected Events. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 262-271. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.29



Chicago Style

Leila Sadat Abtahi. "An Investigation into the Normal and Abnormal Mourning Components among Employees Following their Colleagues’ Death at Unexpected Events." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 262-271. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.29



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Leila Sadat Abtahi. "An Investigation into the Normal and Abnormal Mourning Components among Employees Following their Colleagues’ Death at Unexpected Events." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.2 (2021), 262-271. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.29



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Leila Sadat Abtahi (2021) An Investigation into the Normal and Abnormal Mourning Components among Employees Following their Colleagues’ Death at Unexpected Events. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 262-271. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.29