[Attitudes of elderly Koreans toward suicide: a Q-methodological approach].

  title={[Attitudes of elderly Koreans toward suicide: a Q-methodological approach].},
  author={Kae ‐ Hwa Jo and Hyun Ji Lee},
  journal={Taehan Kanho Hakhoe chi},
  volume={36 6},
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to analyze the types of suicide attitudes among the Korean elderly. METHOD The Q-methodology which provides a method of analyzing the subjectivity of each item was used. Thirty-four selected Q-statements from 38 subjects were classified into a shape of normal distribution using a 9 point scale. The collected data was analyzed using a QUANL PC program. RESULT Three types of suicide attitudes for research subjects in Korean elderly were identified. Type I… CONTINUE READING

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