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Cultural Changes in Attitudes Toward Death, Dying, and Bereavement

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Cultural Changes in Attitudes Toward Death, Dying, and Bereavement

SKU# 9780826127969

Author: , Cynthia A. Peveto PhD


  • Bert Hayslip, Jr. PhD

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By comparing the findings from Kalish's and Reynolds's landmark 1970's Death and Ethnicity Study to their own present study, Hayslip and Peveto examine the impact of cultural change on death attitudes.

With a focus on African-American, Asian-American, and Hispanic-American subpopulations, with Caucasians treated as a comparison group, the authors come to several conclusions, including:

  • the shift toward more interest in being informed of one's own terminal prognosis
  • a more personal approach to funerals and mourning observances
  • a greater focus on family and relationships

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 18, 2004
  • Page Count 208
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826127969
  • EISBN 9780826127976

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