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Religiosity, Afterlife Beliefs, and Bereavement Adjustment in Adulthood

Traditionally, research has not explored the role of religion or spirituality in the human condition due to a historic tension between science and religion (Stuckey, 200]). For this reason, it is not surprising that until recently, issues of religion and spirituality have not been widely addressed in gerontology (McFadden, 1996). This study investigates the effect of religiosity on bereavement adjustment for younger adults and older adults.