Death education and photovoice at school: A workshop with Italian high school students

Melania Raccichini, Gianmarco Biancalani, Luca Franchini, Silvia Varani, Lucia Ronconi, Ines Testoni

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The study shows the effects of a death education workshop with Italian high school students. Students (N = 416) from 10 high schools throughout Italy participated: 212 in the experimental group and 204 in the control group. Four weekly, two-hour workshops about the themes of death, with theoretical lessons and an experiential artistic activity of photovoice. Results show that the students in the experimental group showed significantly increased self-efficacy levels and existential anxiety levels did not increase after death education intervention. Educating youth about death could give them the skills to improve the management of death-related events and cope with negative emotions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-286
Number of pages8
JournalDeath Studies
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology


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