ERIC Number: ED220739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Perspectives on Death: A Developmental Study.
Keller, John W.; And Others
While prior research has focused on death anxiety in general, more recent studies have recognized the need for multilevel measures for assessing the fear of death. A 12-item questionnaire was used to produce three factors: evaluation of death in general, belief in the hereafter, and death anxiety related to self. The study sample consisted of 901 subjects from young adults to older adults. Data showed that middle-age and late-middle-age persons were significantly less anxious in regard to "evaluation of death in general" than their older and younger counterparts. Old-age groups showed the least anxiety toward death anxiety related to self. Future research should differentiate between the concept of death and the process of dying. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (28th, New Orleans, LA, March 24-27, 1982).