Relationship between Self-efficacy, Depression, Level of Satisfaction and Death Attitude of College Students

대학생의 자아효능감이 우울과 만족도, 죽음태도에 미치는 영향

  • Jo, Kae-Hwa (Department of Nursing, Catholic University of Daegu) ;
  • Lee, Hyun-Ji (Department of Social Welfare, Catholic University of Daegu)
  • 조계화 (대구가톨릭대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 이현지 (대구가톨릭대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Published : 2008.04.30


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship among self-efficacy, depression, life satisfaction and death attitude of college students. Methods: The subjects consisted of 232 college students. Data were collected by self-reported questionnaires, which were constructed to include self-efficacy, depression, satisfaction with life, and death attitude. Data were analyzed by the SPSS/PC WIN. 12.0 program. Results: Death attitude and life satisfaction of college students were significantly different according to frequency of death ideation. Death attitude for college students correlated with self-efficacy, depression, and life satisfaction. The most significant predictor of death attitude for college students was life satisfaction. Conclusion: The above findings indicate that death attitude for college students is influenced by self-efficacy, depression, and life satisfaction. These findings suggest that a death education program to improve life satisfaction and to give a positive attitude toward death is needed for college students.


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