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Perceptions of death among children in Sweden
University of Gävle.
University of Gävle.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7376-8422
University of Gävle.
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Children's Spirituality, ISSN 1364-436X, E-ISSN 1469-8455Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The article discusses children?s thoughts about death. Research was carried out in two elementary schools in Sweden among 40 children between 6 and 9 years of age, data were collected through text reading, movie viewing and dialogues with children. The main results reveal child-specific thoughts about the end of life, i.e., ideas children construe on their own. The findings also show society- and time-specific thoughts that children take from their societal and cultural context. The article proposes an integrative approach between these two: it is only when the categories of child-specific and society- and time-specific thoughts are combined that we get a fair picture of children?s perceptions of death. The main finding is that children form ideas of their own; they are not completely under the influence of their societal and cultural context. Children take over ideas from their surrounding society but they also express ideas produced by themselves.

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Taylor & Francis, 2019.
Keywords [en]
Children's perceptions of death, child-specific thoughts, society, and time-specific thoughts, integrative approach
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Social Work Educational Sciences
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Studies in the Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39277DOI: 10.1080/1364436X.2019.1672627ISI: 000489852000001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85073936693OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-39277DiVA, id: diva2:1367011
Available from: 2019-10-31 Created: 2019-10-31 Last updated: 2019-11-04Bibliographically approved

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