• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 37, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

Awareness towards Death among Korean People; A Q- methodology Study


Objectives: The purpose of the present study was to analyze the awareness towards death among Korean using Q-methodology, to offer a data for care intervention of Korean people. Methods/Statistical Analysis: A convenience sample of 31 participants, who were living in community residence at two Metropolitan Cities, classified 40 Q-samples using nine point scales. The collected data were analyzed using QUANL program. Findings: Three Perspectives emerged on awareness towards death in Korean people: life-attached, traditionalist, and death-rejecter. The three factors accounted 48.4% of total variance: factor 1 (32.7%), factor 2 (8.6%), and factor 3 (7.1%), respectively. Of the total 31 participants, 13 belonged to factor 1, 11 belonged to factor 2, and 7 to factor 3. The results of the study will conduce to understanding that healthcare providers have of the awareness of Korean people toward death. Improvements/Applications: The findings represent that differentiated interventions for death education program is recommended based on the three perspectives of death awareness in Korea. 
Keywords: Awareness, Death, Korean socio-cultural Context, Q-methodology


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