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Journal of Korean Academy of psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2016;25(3):207-216.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12934/jkpmhn.2016.25.3.207    Published online October 26, 2016.
A Study on Death Anxiety, Death Preparation, Gratitude and Quality of Life among Korean Baby-boom Generation Women.
Jeong Woo Yun, Hwee Wee
1Graduate School, Kunsan National University, Gunsan, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, Kunsan National University, Gunsan, Korea. weehwee@hanmail.net
Abstract
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In Korea, people in the baby-boom generation are now experiencing the aging phenomenon and they differ significantly from previous generations with social and historical experience as well as population size. The purpose of this study was to clarify the relationships between death anxiety, death preparation, gratitude and the degree of quality of life in baby-boom generation women. METHODS: For the study 144 participants who lived in Jeonbuk area were enrolled. A questionnaire survey method including several tools was used. Data were collected from February 23 to March 20, 2016 and analyzed using descriptive statistical analysis, ANOVA, Pearson correlation with SPSS/WIN 18.0. RESULTS: The major findings are summarized as follows: (1) Scores for death anxiety, death preparation, gratitude and the quality of life were average. (2) There was significant negative correlation between gratitude and death anxiety. Gratitude had significantly positive relations to death preparation and quality of life. CONCLUSION: The findings show that gratitude is the most important factor in baby-boom generation women, suggesting that further study to verify impact factors is needed, and intervention program which provide for successful later years for baby-boom generation women should be developed.
Key Words: Death; Anxiety; Gratitude; Quality of life
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