Predictors of children's understandings of death: age, cognitive ability, death experience and maternal communicative competence.

@article{Hunter2008PredictorsOC,
  title={Predictors of children's understandings of death: age, cognitive ability, death experience and maternal communicative competence.},
  author={Sally BeVille Hunter and Delores E. Smith},
  journal={Omega},
  year={2008},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={143-62}
}
A child's age, cognitive ability, and exposure to death in the environment have been documented as major factors affecting the formation of a mature death concept. The present study investigated the relationships between these three factors (age, cognitive ability, and death experience) and children's understandings of death, as well as the relationship between mothers' communicative competence and children's understandings of death. Thirty-seven children (ages 48-96 months) completed three… CONTINUE READING

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