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Perception and Societal Attitude towards Death among Adults in Ekiti State

Date of Publication : 18, Jul, 2020

This study investigated perception and societal attitude towards death among adults in Ekiti State. The study specifically examined the perception of adults about death and adults’ attitude towards death in Ekiti State. The descriptive research of the survey type was adopted in this study. The population for this study consisted of all adults above the age of 50 years in Ekiti State. The sample for the study consisted of 300 adults above the age of 50 years in Ekiti State which were selected using multistage sampling procedure. Perception and Attitude towards Death Questionnaire (PADQ) was used to collect relevant data for the study. The data collected in this study were subjected to descriptive Statistics. The findings revealed that the perception of adults about death in Ekiti State are death is better than a painful life, it is to be feared for it brings grief and it is the worst thing that could possibly happen to man. The study also revealed that adults’ attitude towards death are they are sad they will die someday, they would be willing to die when it is time, and they believe that they will be dead someday but they are afraid of death. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that the society in general should be encouraged to see death in positive light as this will help both young and old to have positive attitude towards death.

 

Keywords: Perception, Attitude, Death, Adults,

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Author(s), OGUNRINDE, Modupe Elizabeth, (2020). “Perception and Societal Attitude towards Death among Adults in Ekiti State”. Name of the Journal:  Commonwealth Journal of Academic Research, (CJAR.EU), P, 1- 8. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3951718  , Issue: 4, Vol.: 1, Article: 11, Month: July, Year: 2020. Retrieved from https://www.cjar.eu/all-issues

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