ERIC Number: ED370009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-13
Death Awareness among College Age Students.
Scott, Hillary K.
Little research on death awareness (defined as the number of deaths experienced, frequency of thoughts about death, and awareness of a grief/mourning period) has been done and little is known about levels of awareness at different ages, though such knowledge would be valuable to bereavement counselors. Contrary to the hypothesis that college age students have a low level of death awareness, a survey of 64 college age students from a midwestern university revealed that they are moderately aware of death. The average number of deaths experienced was 5.16. The average number of students who reported thinking of their own death "once in awhile" was 81.3% and 76.6% remembered a period of mourning after a death, although most (73.3%) were unaware of any particular mourning process they had used in the past. Included is the survey. Contains 9 references. (Author/MSF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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