Voluntary Grief Survey
My name is Katerina Tolstikova; I am a PhD student at the University of
Saskatchewan. I am conducting a study that explores how people who lost a
loved one are coping with grief. Currently, there are two mainstream views on
coping with grief. One approach suggests that bereaved individuals are best to
focus on their feelings and share their emotions with others. Another approach
emphasizes searching for meaning to make sense of the loss. Each approach to
grief suggests a different coping and counseling strategy. My research attempts
to find a connection between emotional coping and meaning-making in order to
better understand the experience of grief. I hope that the findings from this
study will allow combining the currently separated counseling strategies into a
more enhanced approach.
The entire study will be conducted using an online survey over the next six
months. I am interested in inviting people from around the world to reflect on
their grief experiences.
ParticipantsÂ answers are confidential and anonymous. This study has
received ethical approval from the Ethics Review Board at University of
Completion of the survey will take around 30 minutes.
Thank you for considering this request. You will find the link to the survey
below for your review. Your help is most valuable! Thank you for your support.
Please click on or enter the following link in your browser:
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, I can be contacted at:
Katerina Tolstikova, M.A., PhD student
Department of Psychology
University of Saskatchewan