Death anxiety and well-being; coping with life-threatening events

Hoelterhoff, Mark and Chung, Man Cheung (2013) Death anxiety and well-being; coping with life-threatening events. Traumatology, 19 (4). pp. 280-291.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/1534765613477499

Abstract

Research was conducted among people who have experienced trauma to see the influence of coping factors on death anxiety, PTSD, and psychiatric comorbidity. The intent was to consider the role of death anxiety in relationship to PTSD and mental health among people who have experienced a life-threatening event. It examined both self-efficacy and religious coping as possible factors of death anxiety resilience in relation to trauma. This study was conducted using undergraduate university students in Lithuania. The study (N = 104) did not find evidence to support the significance of religious coping as important factor; however, self-efficacy emerged as significantly related to psychiatric comorbidity and death anxiety. However the results found that self-efficacy did not act as a mediating factor and was independently related to death anxiety and psychiatric comorbidity. Results were discussed in light of theories regarding death anxiety and the agentic model.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Traumatology
Publisher: American Psychological Association
ISSN: 1085-9373
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Health, Psychology and Social Studies > Applied Psychology
Additional Information: This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2014 15:26
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2017 02:51
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1563

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