Death Anxiety Resilience; a Mixed Methods Investigation
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AbstractResearch was conducted examining how death anxiety influenced PTSD and mental health among people who have experienced a life-threatening event. This study was conducted using undergraduate university students in Lithuania. The study used a mixed-method design and in phase 1, participants (N = 97) completed self-report questionnaires that gathered information on demographics, death anxiety, trauma and well-being. Data indicated a significant correlation between death anxiety and PTSD, but not psychiatric co-morbidity. Phase 2 attempted to further explore the phenomenological experience of participants with full PTSD, and 6 semi-structured interviews were conducted. IPA analysis found three major themes in response to the life-threatening event; self-efficacy, religious coping and existential attitude. Overall these coping mechanisms allowed participants to develop resilience against the effects of death anxiety and minimize its negative impact on mental health.
All Author(s) ListHoleterhoff, M., Chung, M.C
Journal namePsychiatric Quarterly
Year2016
Volume Number88
Issue Number3
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages1 - 17
ISSN0033-2720
eISSN1573-6709
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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