Associations between death fascination, death anxiety and religion among Polish college students

Sherman A. Lee , Jarosław Piotrowski , Joanna Różycka , Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska


Previous research examining the relationship between religion and attitudes about death have yielded mixed results due to over-simplified conceptualizations of constructs, lack of theory, and an over-reliance on Western samples. To overcome these issues, the present study examined the relationship between three types of religious orientation and two types of death attitudes among a sample of 532 college students in Poland. The results demonstrated unique relations between religion and death attitudes, as well emphasized the importance of considering religious engagement as a moderating variable. Although the results were generally consistent with Terror Management Theory, other theoretical perspectives were considered as well. * Department of Psychology, Christopher Newport University ** University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poznan Faculty *** Institiute of Psychology, University of Gdansk, Bazynskiego street 4, 80-343 Gdansk, Poland, This research was supported by University of Gdansk Grant BW/7400-5-0067-9 to Magdalena A. Żemojtel-Piotrowska. Key words: death fascination, death anxiety
Author Sherman A. Lee
Sherman A. Lee,,
, Jarosław Piotrowski (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
Jarosław Piotrowski,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, Joanna Różycka
Joanna Różycka,,
, Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska
Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska,,
Journal seriesPolish Psychological Bulletin, ISSN 0079-2993, e-ISSN 1641-7844, (B 15 pkt)
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 0.209
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