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ERIC Number: EJ955771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0748-1187
Validation of a New Measure of the Concept of Good Death among Taiwanese Children
Yang, Shu Ching; Lai, Sih-yi
Death Studies, v36 n3 p228-252 2012
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate an instrument to measure dimensions of the concept of a good death held by Taiwanese children. The sample consisted of 1,698 Taiwanese children, approximately 12-14 years of age. Participants completed the self-administered Good Death Concept Scale (GDCS), which consists of 30 statements describing potentially important contributors to a good death that had been identified in the relevant literature. Findings indicated that the GDCS is reliable and valid, as evidenced by the acceptable reliability, the consistent item-total correlations, the successful confirmatory factor analysis modeling, and the significant associations between the scale measuring concepts of a good death and 2 standardized scales (the Multidimensional Fear of Death Scale and the Death Attitude Profile-Revised). The results of this study suggest that GDCS measures 8 distinct domains, each reflecting a different aspect of good death: physical/biological, psychological, social, cognitive, altruistic, spiritual, affective, and rational. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan