The effect of a specific approach to death education on parental attitudes toward death education for young children

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dc.contributor.advisor Dimick, Kenneth M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wolfelt, Alan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:32:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:32:37Z
dc.date.created 1983 en_US
dc.date.issued 1983
dc.identifier LD2489.Z68 1983 .W6 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/182082
dc.description.abstract The present study sought to investigate the impact of a specific approach to death education on parental attitudes toward death education of young children. A seconf purpose was to determine if parents' self-reported level of anxiety about discussing death with their children would be affected by their participation in a specific approach to death education. And a third purpose was to determine if parents would validate the use of the educational program in which they participated as a model for other parents to learn how to better understand and be helpful to children coping with loss as a consequence of death.A total of 54 parents of children who were currently enrolled in the Rochester, Minnesota public elementary schools were randomly assigned to participate in one of three educational-discussion groups. A one-group pretest posttest design was used in the study, and the assessment instruments consisted of a Demographic Data and Attitude Questionnaire and a Parent Questionnaire Related to Children and Death.Results of the statistical investigation indicated that there was no significant difference in pre- and post group analysis regarding parents' attitudes toward death education of young children. There was a statistically significant difference (p < .01) between the pre and post comparisons on subjects' self-reported level of anxiety about discussing death with their children, and the vast majority (96.3%) agreed or strongly agreed that the educational program in which they participated could serve as a model for other parents to learn how to better understand and be helpful to children at a time of loss.On the basis of these data, conclusions were drawn and speculations were made concerning the use of the educational model in community death education programs. en_US
dc.format.extent 2, viii, 81 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Children and death. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thanatology. en_US
dc.title The effect of a specific approach to death education on parental attitudes toward death education for young children en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/416979 en_US


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