Death anxiety resilience; a mixed methods investigation

Hoelterhoff, Mark and Chung, Man Cheung (2016) Death anxiety resilience; a mixed methods investigation. Psychiatric Quarterly . pp. 1-17. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

Research was conducted examining how death anxiety influenced PTSD and mental health among people who have experienced a life-threatening event. This study was conducted using undergraduate university students in Lithuania. The study used a mixed-method design and in phase 1, participants (N = 97) completed self-report questionnaires that gathered information on demographics, death anxiety, trauma and well-being. Data indicated a significant correlation between death anxiety and PTSD, but not psychiatric co-morbidity. Phase 2 attempted to further explore the phenomenological experience of participants with full PTSD, and 6 semi-structured interviews were conducted. IPA analysis found three major themes in response to the life-threatening event; self-efficacy, religious coping and existential attitude. Overall these coping mechanisms allowed participants to develop resilience against the effects of death anxiety and minimize its negative impact on mental health.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Psychiatric Quarterly
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISSN: 1573-6709
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Health, Psychology and Social Studies > Lifelong and Interprofessional Learning
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Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2017 10:21
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2017 12:50
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2547

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