[[abstract]]The main purpose of this study was to investigate the death attitudes and demand of death education of university students.The subjects of the study were the freshmen and sophomores in a private university in 2009. The systematic sampling method was utilized to select the sampie.The effective samples were 388.The data were analyzed by using t-test , one-way ANOVA , Scheffe,s or Dunnett,s T3 and Pearson product-moment correlation.The major findings of the study were as follows: 1、Student’s attitude towards death was mainly of “neutral acceptance” ,secondly on “fear of death ” and “death avoidance” and lastly on the “escape acceptance ” of death. 2、Students had high demand regarding death education.The most needed area of demand of death Education was「life and destiny」,followed by 「palliative care and dying preparation」、「life and death and ethics」、「the soul, the samsara and after the death of the world」、「the reason、 experience and mean of death」、「the funeral and burial of the custom」、「religion, war, life and death」. 3、The death attitudes were significantly difference on gender , grade ,religious belief and the degree of belief , health status , the way of discussion about topic related to death at home and once had studied the life and death education curriculum , read the books of death and influence death attitudes. 4、The demand of death education was significantly difference on gender, grade , religious belief and the degree of belief , the sequence of birth , socioeconomic status , the way of discussion about topic related to death at home and influence death attitudes. 5、The students’ “fear of death” ,” neutral acceptance”,” escape acceptance” and ” approach acceptance ”correlated positively with their demand of death education with the exception of “death avoidance” correlated negatively.
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