Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Funeral selection as a function of field-dependence and field-independence was examined in this study. Subjects were identified as either field-dependent or field-independent on the basis of a group administered Hidden Figures Test and a figure drawing test. Four alternative funeral choices were rated by separate groups prior to the study in terms of social desirability. Established field-dependent and field-independent subjects were given a choice of one of four alternative funeral choices for a close friend or relative who had just died. The prediction that field-dependent subjects would choose a more socially desirable funeral than field-independent subjects was confirmed.
Copyright 1970 Donald K. Schreiner
Schreiner, Donald, "Funeral Selection as a Function of Field-Independence, Field-Dependence" (1970). Master's Theses. 1314.