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

Eunmi Ham, Eun Ja Yeun, Misoon Jeon
2016 Indian Journal of Science and Technology  
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
more » ... 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.
doi:10.17485/ijst/2016/v9i37/102540 fatcat:rq3vjs7hmrfyzbvfuq2zylrzie