Relation between Experiences of Bereavement, Images of Death and Attitudes toward Death
experiences of bereavement
attitudes toward death
images of death
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between experiences of bereavement, images of death and attitudes toward death. As a result of cluster analysis, four types of "Death-Life-Self matrix", based on psychological distance between images of "Death", "Life", and "Self", were revealed as follows. The cluster 1: "Death separated from Self Group". The cluster 2: "Death separated from Life and Self Group". The cluster 3: "All- separated Group". The cluster 4: "All-close Group". The effect of these four matrix and experiences of bereavement on attitudes toward death were examined by the two-way ANOVA. The results showed 1) in "Death separated from Self Group" (cluster 1), people who have no experience of bereavement have greater 'Fear of death' than people who have experiences of bereavement. 2) In "Death separated from Life and Self Group" (cluster 2), people who have experiences of bereavement do more and deeper 'Meditations on death' than people who have no experience of bereavement. 3) "Allclose Group" (cluster 4) find more meaning of death for life than "Death separated from Life and Self Group" (cluster 2) and "All- separated Group" (cluster 3).
広島大学大学院教育学研究科紀要. 第三部, 教育人間科学関連領域