Accession Number : ADA133040

Title :   Death and Grief in the Military: An Attitudinal Focus.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Fraser,Linda Jean

PDF Url : ADA133040

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : Little research has been undertaken with respect to people's attitudes to sudden death, even though a wealth of material on death and grief is now available. Given the potential lethal nature of the military profession, such studies are necessary. A literature survey of death and grief was conducted addressing the traditional cultural attitudes of the United States, possible reasons for the recent popularity of death education, and a variety of factors that affect an individual's attitudes toward death. A questionnaire reflecting a model by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross was developed to elicit attitudes toward death and dying from a military viewpoint. The sample was comprised to veterans of the Vietnam conflict. The survey addresses the military member's feelings on death based on recent combat experience. Recommendations for further research are proposed as a result of this author's findings. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Death, *Attitudes(Psychology), *Military personnel, Reaction(Psychology), Adjustment(Psychology), Social psychology, Combat areas, Veterans(Military Personnel), Culture, Interpersonal relations, Questionnaires, Data acquisition, Feedback, Variables, Theses

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE