Death anxiety and politics

S. A. Peterson

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This study explores the relationship between death anxiety and sociopolitical attitudes and political behavior. Data from a sample of 209 undergraduate students indicate that death anxiety (as measured by Templer's DAS and the Collett-Lester Fear of Death Scale) is modestly related to attitudes reflecting a turning away from the social and political world. Death anxiety does not seem related to political behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-174
Number of pages6
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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