ERIC Number: ED189536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of an Educational Intervention Module on Death and Dying on Death Anxiety, Life Satisfaction and Locus of Control Among Middle Aged and Older Adults in North Carolina. Summary and Workshop Guide.
Trent, Curtis; And Others
The research findings of many thanatologists have brought an awareness to the general public that the study of death and dying is an appropriate and instructional need for many people. The attitudes of middle aged and older adults regarding death anxiety, life satisfaction, and locus of control were examined to determine whether adults would change their beliefs after participation in a 12-hour educational intervention module on death and dying. Results indicated that as life satisfaction increased, death anxiety decreased. Respondents in poor health expressed significantly more death anxiety than respondents in good or excellent health. Subjects with higher levels of internal control registered higher life satisfaction. Data collected after workshop participation showed that subjects experienced a significant decrease in death anxiety. (The leader's guide for the workshop and a list of supplementary materials are also included.) (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Adult and Community Coll. Education.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.
Identifiers: Life Satisfaction; North Carolina
Note: Sponsored in part by the NRTA-AARP Andrus Foundation.