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ERIC Number: EJ826355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0091-4150
End-of-Life Preferences: A Theory-Driven Inventory
Bonin-Scaon, Sylvie; Munoz Sastre, Maria Teresa; Chasseigne, Gerard; Sorum, Paul C.; Mullet, Etienne
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v68 n1 p1-26 2009
The study aimed at making a theory-driven inventory of end-of-life preferences. Participants were asked about a variety of preferences representing all eight motivational states described in Apter's Metamotivational Theory (AMT; Apter, 2001). Data from a convenience sample of 965 community participants and a convenience sample of 81 persons suffering from a terminal illness were examined using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Ten factors were evidenced; they were easily interpretable in the AMT framework. In decreasing order of importance, people would, at the time of their death, like to have an understanding doctor, to be at peace with themselves, to remain autonomous, to keep a sense of humor, to remain able to oppose any decision taken without their consent, to remain an object of love, to remain a reference for others, to have resolved conflicts with others, to leave their businesses in good order, and to find themselves at peace with God. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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