ERIC Number: ED237540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Cognitive and Affective Instruction on Coping Ability Toward Death.
Young, Patricia; Jones, Paul L.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of two death education seminars to create in the participants a better capacity to prepare for their own death and to cope with the death of others. An affective death education seminar was presented to 28 health education students, and a cognitive death education seminar was presented to 30 health education students. The Coping with Death Scale was used to measure four factors: Relating to Others about Death, Preparedness for One's Death, Coping with Personal Losses, and Knowledge of Funeral Arrangements. The affective seminar, with emphasized feelings, values, and probing discussions, did not produce significant differences on Relating to Others about Death, Preparedness for One's Death, and Coping with Personal Losses. The cognitive seminar demonstrated that factual information can be used to produce an improvement in the coping ability of individuals to make funeral arrangements. (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Coping with Death Scale; Likert Scales
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (12th, Nashville, TN, November 16-18, 1983). For related document, see TM 830 804.