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ERIC Number: EJ812470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0748-1187
The Perception of Good Death among Human Service Students in South Korea: A Q-Methodological Approach
Lee, Hyun Ji; Jo, Kae Hwa; Chee, Kyong Hee; Lee, Yun Ju
Death Studies, v32 n9 p870-890 Oct 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the subjective opinions of Korean college students about good death. Q methodology was used to analyze 34 Q-statements from 37 respondents who majored in social work, nursing, or education at a university in South Korea. With the use of a PC-QUANL software package, 4 types of perceptions about good death were identified. They are a resolute acceptance type; a reasonable, natural lifespan type; a relational, sentimental type; and an altruistic, satisfied type. Results of this study indicate that approaches to death education need to be differentiated to take into account this typology and the characteristics of the students that fall into each category. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea