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Determinanten van death anxiety : over de invloed van demografische gegevens op death anxiety

Kerkhof, Maartje F. (2017) Determinanten van death anxiety : over de invloed van demografische gegevens op death anxiety.

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Abstract:This research was aimed at gaining insight in potential predictors of a high degree of Death Anxiety. 389 participants filled in both the Existential Concerns Questionnaire (ECQ) and the Death Attitude Profile-Revised-Anxiety subscale (DAP-R), after which was looked at possible associations between the independent variables: gender, age, education level and faith affiliation, and the dependent variable: Death Anxiety. In order to investigate these possible associations the independent sample t-tests and Pearson correlations were applied. In addition, quadratic regression analysis were performed to detect possible non-linear relationships and multivariate regression analyzes were performed to investigate unique relationships. The results showed that there is a significant association between gender and the degree of Death Anxiety for both the ECQ and the DAP-R. Age, educational level and religious affiliation, on the other hand, did not appear to be significantly associated with the degree of Death Anxiety.Altough age was not lineair associated, a slight u-curve was visible between the independent variable age and the dependent variable degree of Death Anxiety on the DAP-R after checking for a non-linear relationship. All in all, it can be said that the variable gender is a consistent determinant of Death Anxiety. Further research must determine whether there is indeed an u-curve association between age and the degree of Death Anxiety.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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