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Cultural Changes in Attitudes Toward Death, Dying, and Bereavement
     

Cultural Changes in Attitudes Toward Death, Dying, and Bereavement

by Bert Hayslip, Jr., Cynthia A. Peveto
 

ISBN-10: 0826127967

ISBN-13: 9780826127969

Pub. Date: 11/18/2004

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Hayslip and Peveto compare the findings from the landmark 1970s Kalish and Reynolds' Death and Ethnicity Study to their own present study and examine the impact of cultural change on death attitudes. Focusing on African-American, Asian-American, and Hispanic-American subpopulations with Caucasians treated as a comparison group, the authors explore to what extent

Overview

Hayslip and Peveto compare the findings from the landmark 1970s Kalish and Reynolds' Death and Ethnicity Study to their own present study and examine the impact of cultural change on death attitudes. Focusing on African-American, Asian-American, and Hispanic-American subpopulations with Caucasians treated as a comparison group, the authors explore to what extent what we knew 30 years ago holds up to the present. Detailed comparisons are made between the results of the earlier Kalish-Reynolds study and the authors' own recent findings. Several broad findings include: the shift toward more interest in being informed of one's own terminal prognosis, a more personal approach to funerals and mourning observances, and a greater focus on family and relationships. This book is must reading for researchers, educators, and students interested in death-related studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826127969
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/18/2004
Series:
Springer Series on Death and Suicide
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. An Overview of the Death-Ethnicity Relationship: Kalish and Reynolds
  3. Factors Influencing Death Attitudes: Kalish and Reynolds
  4. The Impact of Cultural Change on Death Attitudes
  5. The Present Study
  6. Analysis of Findings: Instrastudy Variability
  7. Analysis of Findings: Interstudy Variability
  8. Hypothesis Regarding Interstudy and Intrastudy Variability
  9. Discussion

  10. Appendix A: Summary of Results by Ethnicity, Age, and Gender for the Present Study
    Appendix B: Chi Square Comparisons of Kalish and Reynolds' Study With the Present Study's Results on Seleted Items
    References

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