Primary Investigator: Maria Pesantez

The Effects Of Losing An Older Sibling vs. Losing A Parent

Information about the study:

The purpose of this project is to analyze the effects of losing an older sibling vs. the effects of losing a parent. It's goal is to understand the differences between both loses. Your role as a participant is to fill out questionnaires based on your experience as best you can. All questionnaires will be completely anonymous and no personal information, i.e. names, addresses, phone numbers, will be recorded.

How to participate

We are looking for volunteers age 18 and over to take part in this study.

Participants must:

  • Have lost either an older sibling or a parent.
  • Loved one must have passed at least in the last 4 months or prior.
  • Participant must have been over the age of 5 at the time of the incident.

If you are interested in participating and feel you meet all the required criteria, please feel free to contact the primary investigator via phone or e-mail

for contact information see below:

Primary Investigator: Maria Pesantez

PHONE:(646) 823-6259;

Questions, concerns or complaints:

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints regarding this study you may address it with either the primary researcher directly or contact the supervisor on this study, Dr. Rebecca Curtis (516) 877 - 4812.

Adelphi University

This study is part of Maria Pesantez’s graduation requirements to obtain a Master's degree in General Psychology at AU. This research has been reviewed and approved by the Adelphi University Institutional Review Board. If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please contact Dr. Carolyn Springer Chair of the Adelphi University IRB, at 516- 877-4753;