This quantitative research examined the relationship between death anxiety and professional death anxiety, as well as the influences that age, gender, and years of experience have on personal and professional death anxiety. This research was broken into two studies, one to validate a new scale designed to measure professional death anxiety via a field test and another to utilize the new scale to assess professional death anxiety of psychologists who treat patients with anxiety disorders. The Professional Death Anxiety Scale demonstrated moderate reliability in the first study. The scale did not produce reliable results for the sample of psychologists in the second study; therefore the hypotheses were neither accepted nor rejected. Even though the measuring instruments were found to be unreliable for the targeted population, the results of this research proved interesting and revealed several areas in need for further investigation.
|Commitee:||Fossum, Thyra, Gray, Malcolm|
|Department:||School of Psychology|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-B 68/04, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Behaviorial sciences, Psychotherapy|
|Keywords:||Anxiety disorders, Death anxiety, Professional confrontation, Therapists|
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