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The relationship between Spirituality, Personality and Attitudes towards Euthanasia

Moran, Katie Bridget (2023) The relationship between Spirituality, Personality and Attitudes towards Euthanasia. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Context: Euthanasia is becoming an increasingly popular topic of debate amongst european countries, including Ireland (Picón-Jaimes et al., 2022). Ireland have previously considered a referendum to question legalising euthanasia. Following several of their fellow european countries legalising euthanasia, it could be foreseen that this topic may rise again within the Irsh government (Clarke et al., 2021).

Aims: This study aims to study the attitudes towards Euthansia in a sample of Irish residents above the age of 18 and factors that may impact these attitudes

Settings and Design: A cross-sectional survey of 97 Irish residents was conducted to determine their attitudes towards Euthanasia

Statistical analysis used: Multiple Regression was used to assess the potential relationship between spirituality, personality and attitudes towards Euthanasia

Results: There was no statistically significant correlation between spirituality levels, personality factors and attitudes towards euthanasia (p > 0.5)

Conclusion: Spirituality and personality did not effectiveky predict attitudes towards euthansia in this study’s sample fo Irish residents which could conclude the mitigation of these factors when controlling for Irish residents’ attitudes towards Euthanasia.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Farrell, Lynn
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spirituality; personality; euthanasia
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
K Law > KDK Republic of Ireland
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Tamara Malone
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2024 17:45
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2024 17:45

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