A Study on Importance Evaluation on Planning Factors of Well-dying Space and Recognition Attitude of Well-dying in College Students

대학생들의 웰다잉에 대한 인식 태도 및 공간 계획요소 중요도 연구

  • 유복희 (울산대학교 주거환경학전공) ;
  • 이민아 (국립군산대학교 사회환경디자인공학부)
  • Received : 2016.12.04
  • Accepted : 2017.01.11
  • Published : 2017.02.25


The purpose of this study is to investigate the overall recognition on attitudes of well-dying and evaluation the importance of planning factors of well-dying space in college students. This will serve as a basis to accumulate materials on the recognition of well-dying and well-dying spaces of various generations of South Korea. This study conducted a survey from October 4th to 8th, 2016 with 119 college students from U University and K University. As the contents of the survey, were comprised of general socio-demographic elements, subjective recognition and attitudes toward well-dying, and the importance of the planning factors of the physical, emotional, social and spiritual environments of the well-dying space. The main results are as follows. (1) The interest of university students on death education is high, and there was a preference for 'home' where they could be comfortable and be with loved ones as the space for dying. Also, in case of events of bereaving them after death, formal grieving ceremonies were undesired. The funeral was desired to be simple, serene, and not too sad. (2) In evaluation of the importance of physical, emotional, and spiritual environmental planning factors, physical environmental factors were considered to be the most important overall, and the recognition of importance of the planning factors of spiritual environment was low.


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