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DEATH ANXIETY AND RELIGION/S

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posted on 13.01.2020 by Naveed Shibli, Tahira Yaqoob

The relationship between death anxiety and religion/s explored, it was assumed that the role of religion could be associated with death anxiety in a fixed manner or it could vary. Following tests were used Death Anxiety Scale, Daily Experience Spirituality Scale and Centrality of Religiosity Scale. 100 subjects falling between 40-60 years of age belonging to similar area and followers of two different religions, 50 belonging to religion one in Group-A and 50 belonging to religion two in Group-B were tested. The results reflected that religiosity was significantly and positively correlated with faith (p < .01), negatively associated with death anxiety (p < .01) and negatively correlated with death anxiety (p < .01). The revealing finding that came in light was the significant differences of religiosity, faith and death anxiety between Religion-A and Religion-B. It was also observed that faith was significantly higher among Religion-A respondents as compared to Religion-B respondents. Finding suggests further explorations in the direction to explore and address an inevitable part of human presence.

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The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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thedailyeasyenglish@yahoo.com

Lead author country

Pakistan

Lead author job role

Higher Education Faculty 4-yr College

Lead author institution

Department of Psychology Riphah International University Faisalabad Pakistan

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Yes

Ethics statement

Riphah Research Ethics Committee approved the study for conduct.

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