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ERIC Number: EJ821642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0748-1187
Mortality Anxiety as a Function of Intrinsic Religiosity and Perceived Purpose in Life
Hui, Victoria Ka-Ying; Fung, Helene H.
Death Studies, v33 n1 p30-50 Jan 2009
Fear of dying and death may be universal, but individuals differ in their emotional reactions to dying and death. The present study included a sample of 133 Chinese university students who were Christians. The authors tested a mediation model which posited that intrinsic religiosity, but not extrinsic religiosity, lowered anxiety toward the dying and death of self and someone close through fostering perceived purpose in life. Structural Equation Modeling results supported a partial mediating role of purpose in life. Moreover, participants were more anxious toward the dying and death of someone close than those of themselves. Discussion focuses on the protective role of intrinsic religiosity on dying and death anxiety. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure, and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong