Children's conceptions of death and suicide

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Author(s)

  • Siu-Fung Lin
  • Tracy Yuen

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502
Number of pages1
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Psychology
Volume43
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

Abstract

Irreversibility, nonfunctionality, and universality of Death and the concept of suicide are considered understood by most children by age 7-10 years. A total of forty 4 to 5-year-olds and 7-8 year olds were recruited to examine whether education programme would foster the development of death concept and thus affect children’s attitude towards suicidal behaviour in later life. A local popular video clip extracted from an animation ‘‘My life as McDull’’ was used for exploring the concept of death among very young children in HK while a short story ‘‘The poisonous apple’’ was used to investigate children’s dis/approval of killing oneself.

Citation Format(s)

Children's conceptions of death and suicide. / Lin, Siu-Fung; Yuen, Tracy.
In: International Journal of Psychology, Vol. 43, No. 3-4, 06.2008, p. 502.

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