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ERIC Number: EJ598430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
The Psychological Importance of Youth Culture: A Terror Management Approach.
Janssen, Jacques; Dechesne, Mark; Van Knippenberg, Ad
Youth & Society, v31 n2 p152-67 Dec 1999
Reports the use of Terror Management Theory as a functional approach to youth culture. Describes researchers' assessment of the anxiety-buffering function of youth culture in an experiment in which awareness of death was manipulated among high school students. Students read stories and essays, completed questionnaires, and wrote responses. Results suggest that youth culture was a protective symbolic system for students when reminded of death. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands