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Can a television series change attitudes about death? A study of college students and Six Feet Under.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15152651     Owner:  HSR     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study examined the effects of viewing 10 episodes of the television series Six Feet Under to assess whether such programming could influence college students' attitudes about death and dying. Students were administered the Death Attitude Profile--Revised, the Multidimensional Fear of Death Scale, and the short version of the Threat Index, prior to and after viewing. Significant changes were found on a number of measures. These results are similar to the effects of didactic death education courses.
Authors:
Edward Schiappa; Peter B Gregg; Dean E Hewes
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Death studies     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0748-1187     ISO Abbreviation:  Death Stud     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-20     Completed Date:  2004-06-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506890     Medline TA:  Death Stud     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  459-74     Citation Subset:  T    
Affiliation:
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. schiappa@umn.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Attitude to Death*
Fear
Female
Humans
Male
Students / psychology*
Television*
United States
Universities

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