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Death anxiety and death obsession in Spanish students.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Perceptual and motor skills
Publication Date
Volume
98
Issue
1
Pages
31–34
Identifiers
PMID: 15058862
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

This study examined the dimensional structure of Templer's Death Anxiety Scale and Abdel-Khalek's Death Obsession Scale. The responses of 289 Spanish students to the Spanish forms of both scales were evaluated by means of a principal components analysis with varimax rotation. Three significant factors were identified: Death Obsession, Cognitive-Affective, and Death Anxiety. The distribution of the factor loadings for the items of both scales on Factors 1 and 3 supported the discriminant validity of the constructs specific to each of the scales, while Factor 2 showed a common component in both scales characterized by cognitive and affective aspects in relation to the idea of death.

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