Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 37, Pages: 1-5
Eunmi Ham1 , Eun Ja Yeun1 * and Misoon Jeon2
1 Department of Nursing, Konkuk University, 27478, Republic of Korea; [email protected]
2 Department of Nursing, Baekseok University, 31065, Republic of Korea; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Eun Ja Yeun
Department of Nursing
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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