Date of Award

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Tina Burdsall

Subjects

Grief in children -- Juvenile literature, Bereavement in children -- Juvenile literature, Grief in children -- Sex differences, Grief -- Juvenile fiction, Children's literature -- Sex differences

DOI

10.15760/honors.147

Abstract

Gender stereotypes, gender roles and the underrepresentation of women permeate modern American culture. These forms of sexism limit the socially acceptable ways that children are able to express difficult emotion as they move through the grief process. This study focuses on these forms of sexism as they influence the creation and continuation of gendered grief by coding seventeen children’s grief picture books. Findings support the hypotheses that, not only are gender stereotypes, roles and the underrepresentation of both men and women present in grief picture books, but that they contribute to gendered grief. Suggestions for future research include a larger sample size and in-depth looks at specific contributors to gendered grief.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in University Honors and Psychology

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/15625

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