Title

The growth of death awareness through death education among university students in Hong Kong

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Omega: Journal of Death and Dying

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Volume

59

Issue

2

First Page

113

Last Page

128

Abstract

This study attempts to explore the attitude toward death, which ranges from fear of death to its acceptance, held by students of one of the universities in Hong Kong. It also tries to examine the relationship between their attitude toward death and their ratings of life and death. Another aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of a death education course offered in that university. It is found that the present death attitude of Hong Kong university students is not satisfactory and that it has been significantly improved after students took a death education course.

DOI

10.2190/OM.59.2.b

Print ISSN

00302228

E-ISSN

15413764

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Recommended Citation

Wong, W. Y. (2009). The growth of death awareness through death education among university students in Hong Kong. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 59(2), 113-128. doi: 10.2190/OM.59.2.b