Presentation on theme: "Beyond Instumental or Intuitive; A New Look at GRIEFtype!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Beyond Instumental or Intuitive; A New Look at GRIEFtype! Lisa Prosser-Dodds, PhDJourneys, Santa Cruz CAlisaprosserdodds.com
2 Acknowledgments Dr. Terry Martin and Dr. Kenneth Doka Dr. Bob Neimeyer Dr. Holly PrigersonDr. Nancy HoganDr. Louis Kavar, Dissertation Chair
3 Elisabeth Kubler-Ross wrote in her last book before she passed, or graduated, …. I got this wrong, we’re more than stages, I am more than stages, you are more than stages.I agree.
4 One Lens to view grief response . . . Does our personality type influence the way we react to the death of a loved one?One Lens to view grief response . . .
5 Influential Factors in Grief Response GenderCultureRelationship to deceasedNature of the deathPrior LossesEmotional Maturity / RegulationWorden (2009), Rando 1984, Sanders 1993, Martin and Doka (2010)
6 Grief Styles – Martin and Doka Instrumental:Focus on cognitionDesire to master feelingsProblem solving orientationIntuitive:Experience losses deeply - expressiveGain strength from sharing with othersLess solving, more going with feelings
24 T-Shirt Reads:LOOK at me still talking,when there is science to do!
25 Beyond Intuitive and Instrumental - Lisa Prosser-Dodds Test the Theory . . .Beyond Intuitive and Instrumental - Lisa Prosser-Dodds4 volunteersTable covered with symbols or metaphors for life.Find three elements to create a symbolicGrief CENTERPIECEBe ready to share with group
26 Empirical EvidenceWhich part of personality will most impact grief response / reaction?Attitude E / IFunctional Pair (ST, NT, SF, NF)Dominant FunctionSe, Ne, Te, Fe, Si, Ni, Ti, Fi
27 Expected OutcomesGrief responses will be significantly different between groups with differing MBTI personality types.
29 Participating Sites1. Large Metropolitan Memorial Chapel in Midwest, bereavement clients. 2. Faith Community in Northeast United States. 3. Researcher’s attendees at seminars across the country on EQ.
30 Assessments Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator Consulting Psychologists Press, Inc. 1998Hogan Grief Reaction ChecklistHogan, Greenfield, and Schmidt (2001)Grief Pattern InventoryMartin & Doka, 2010Prolonged Grief 13Prigerson & Maciejewski (2008)Integration of Stressful Life Events Scale (ISLES)Holland, Currier, Coleman and Neimeyer. First edition 2009
31 Recruitment and Retention 856 Letters mailed435 s sent532 persons logged on to website407 completed qualifying questions317 qualified271 completed the survey32 did not complete MBTI239 completed HOGAN and ISLES234 completed PG13 and GPI
32 Results Sample demographics Gender n % Females 191 70 Males 80 30 Age Range24-3024931-40411541-50542051-60953561-70461771 and over114EthnicityWhite25494Hispanic1Black3Hawaiian<1OtherN = 271
33 Myers Briggs Population Attituden% in sample% in populationExtraversion12451.945-53Introversion11548.147-55Total239100n%ST6025.1SF6125.5NT4117.2NF7732.2Total239100.0Dominantn%Ne4016.7Se2811.7Te239.6Fe3313.8Ni2510.5Si4117.1Ti177.2Fi3213.4239100
34 OutcomesExtraverted vs Introverted – very few significant differences. Dominant Preferences – no significant differences. Functional Pairs – significant, robust differences on all measures and subscales.
35 Hogan outcomes by Functional Pair Significant OutcomesHogan outcomes by Functional PairDespairPersonal GrowthDetachmentDisorganizationST16.0035.0212.1212.07SF16.5039.6712.6412.34NT14.3739.9810.3710.51NF17.7239.6113.6113.33
36 Significant outcomes ISLES subscales ISLES Footing in the WorldISLES ComprehensibilityST20.179.45SF22.3810.92NT17.377.58NF22.0310.94
37 Significant outcomes GPI* IntuitiveST25.00SF29.32NT25.88NF29.84* Working with Terry Martin on continued validity of the instrument.
38 Surprising News . . .Only one participant out of 234 scored as qualifying for prolonged grief. This is a result that bears further scrutiny, and suggests a considerable examination of the instrument and the use as a diagnostic tool. Perhaps more study on normed populations for prolonged grief is indicated. Surprising outcome: PG13 (>.5%)
39 Questions or Comments. . .Full dissertation will be available on Sunday at lisaprosserdodds.com
40 Next step. . .September 18, 2012 ADEC Webinar Beyond Intuitive and Instrumental Book: My Grief, My Way A guide for clinicians to understand individual grief type differences.