The Impact of Ethnicity and/or Religiosity on Self-Reported Death Anxiety Levels: A Quantitative Analysis

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2012-08
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Jesson, Jana
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This study investigated whether or not ethnicity and/or religiosity had an impact on self reported death anxiety levels in participants. Self-report data of 167 participants revealed that there was no significant difference found in levels of death anxiety between cultural groups. Results demonstrated that there was a significant negative correlation between religiosity and participants' corresponding score on Templer's (1970) Death Anxiety Scale. Higher levels of death anxiety were found in participants who reported lower levels of religiosity. A significant difference was also found between Christians and those who reported no religious affiliation, with those reporting no religious affiliation demonstrating higher levels of death anxiety.
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death anxiety , ethnicity , religious attitudes
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