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  • Religiosity and fear of death: A theory-oriented review of the empirical literature.
    Ellis, Lee, and Eshah A. Wahab (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:1: 149-189.

    Reviews 84 studies.

    Associated Search Terms: Death anxiety; Religiosity
  • Reported Contact with the Dead, Religious Involvement, and Death Anxiety in Late Life.
    Krause, Neal (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:5: 347-364.

    Analyzes 2001 interview data from Americans aged 66+; perceived contact with the dead promotes a sense of social connectedness, which in turn promotes religious meaningfulness, which reduces death anxiety.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Meaning; Paranormal; Death anxiety
  • The Association between Religious Beliefs and Practices and End-of-life Fears among Members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
    Silton, Nava R., Kevin J. Flannelly, Christopher G. Elllison, Kathleen Galek, Martha R. Jacobs, John P. Marcum, and Faye J Silton (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:3: 357-370.

    Analyzes 2002 survey data from members of the Presbytrian Church (U.S.A.). Various measures of religiosity & church involvement were inversely related to several kinds of death anxiety.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Death anxiety; Practice; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Religiosity
  • Does religiosity help Muslims adjust to death?
    Hossain, Mohammad Samir, and Mohammad Zakaria Siddique (2008)
    Omega Journal of Death and Dying 57: 113-119.

    Associated Search Terms: Death; Islam; Religiosity; Death anxiety
  • The importance of religious orientation and purpose in life for dyng well: Evidence from three case studies.
    Ardelt, Monika, and Cynthia S. Koenig (2007)
    Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging 19:4:61-79.

    In-depth interviews, following up earlier quantitative studies: the one intrinsically religious interviewee found solace in religion, purpose, & accepted death.

    Associated Search Terms: Intrinsic/extrinsic; Gerontology; Death anxiety; Case study; Death
  • The role of religion for hospice patients and relatively healthy adults.
    Ardelt, Monika, and Cynthia S. Koenig (2006)
    Research on Aging 28:2: 184-215.

    Analyzes data from older adults; extrinsic religion predicted fear of death & death avoidance, intrinsic predicted acceptance of death. meaning in life predicted well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: Death anxiety; Gerontology; Intrinsic/extrinsic; Meaning; Well-being; Death
  • Fear of Personal Death as a Predictor of Motivation for Religious Behavior.
    Lazar, Aryeh (2006)
    Review of Religious Research 48:2: 179-189.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from 123 Israeli students; controlling for background factors & religiosity, fear of death predicts scores on a measure of motivation for performing rituals.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Death anxiety; Practice; Jewish, Israel; Israel
  • Effects of religion and purpose in life on elders' subective well-being and attitudes toward death.
    Ardelt, Monika (2003)
    Journal of Religious Gerontology 14:4: 55-77.

    Analyzes data from older adults; extrinsic religion predicted fear of death & death avoidance, intrinsic predicted acceptance of death. meaning in life predicted well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: Meaning; Well-being; Gerontology; Death anxiety; Death; Intrinsic/extrinsic
  • Implicit Religion and the Curvilinear Relationship between Religion and Death Anxiety: A Review Study.
    Donovan, James M. (2002)
    Implict Religion 5:1: 17-28.

    Seeks to clarify the curvilinear relationship between religiosity & death anxiety by distinguishing religion from theism.

    Associated Search Terms: Implicit religion; Death anxiety
  • Age Density, Religiosity and Death Anxiety in Retirement Communities.
    Duff, Robert W., and Lawrence K. Hong (1995)
    Review of Religious Research 37;1: 19-32.

    Analyzes interview data from western U.S.A. retirement communities; shows attendance at religious services, but not other aspects of religion, diminishes death anxiety.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Death anxiety; Gerontology; Dimensions of religiosity
  • Influence of Religiosity and Alcohol Use on Personal Well-Being.
    Alexander, Francesca and Robert W. Duff (1991)
    Journal of Religious Gerontology 8:2: 11-25.

    Analyzes interview data from a community of retired secular professionals & a religious counterpart community; the latter had more life satisfaction, less death anxiety, & less alcohol use.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Alcohol; Sisters; Gerontology; Well-being; Death anxiety
  • Religious Behaviors and Death Anxiety in Later Life.
    Koenig, Harold G. (1988)
    Hospice Journal 4: 3-24.

    Death anxiety among the 75 yrs. & older was inversely related to strong religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Death anxiety; Religiosity
  • La Religion, la Mort et la Sexualité au Québec.
    Léby, Joseph Josy, André Dupras, and Jean-Marc Samson (1984)
    Survivre…La religion et la mort. Cahiers de recherches en sciences de la religion 6: 25-34.

    Analyzes 1982 telephone interview data from Quebec Province; shows the very religious least anxious about death.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Quebec; Religiosity; Death anxiety
  • Religiosity and Death Anxiety: A Multi-dimensional Analysis.
    Nelson, Lynn D., and C.H. Cantrell (1980)
    Review of Religious Research 21:2: 148-157.

    Analyzes telephone interview data from a middle Atlantic U.S. state; shows religiosity in a curvilinear relationship with death anxiety.

    Associated Search Terms: Death anxiety; Dimensions of religiosity
  • Religious Correlates of Fear of Death.
    Hoelter, Jon W., and Rita J. Epley (1979)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 18:4: 404-411.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from students at a Midwest U.S. university; shows a few dimensions of religiosity correlate with fear of death.

    Associated Search Terms: Dimensions of religiosity; Death anxiety; Students, undergraduate
  • Personal Faith and the Fear of Death among Divergent Religious Populations.
    Patrick, John W. (1979)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 18:3: 298-305.

    Studies Buddhist, Congregationalist, & Southern Baptist congregations in Honolulu; finds fear of death positively related to extrinsic religion only among Christian respondents.

    Associated Search Terms: Death anxiety; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Congregational, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; United States, Hawaii, Honolulu
  • The Fear of Death and Religious Attitudes and Behavior.
    Kahoe, Richard D., and Rebecca Fox Dunn (1975)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 14:4: 379-382.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from 3 churches in a small town in Kentucky; death concern was inversely related to intrinsic religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Death anxiety; Intrinsic/extrinsic
  • The Relationship between Religiosity and the Fear of Death.
    Leming, Michael Richard (1975)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Utah. [DA 36:11 A, p. 7674]

    Analyzes interview data from Weber County, Utah; religion increases death anxiety among the moderately religious, decreases it among the very religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Death anxiety; United States, Utah, Weber County
  • Religious Correlates of the Fear of Death.
    Stewart, David W. (1975)
    Journal of Thanatology 3:3/4: 161-164.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from Baylor University students; finds inverse relationships between fear of death & religious activity, fundamentalism, & perceived nearness to God.

    Associated Search Terms: Death anxiety; Students, undergraduate; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.
  • Functions and Dimensions of Religion.
    Nelson, Lynn D. (1974)
    Sociological Analysis 35:4: 263-272.

    Analyzes data from Virginia adults; shows devotionalism promotes norm adherence & that religiosity is unrelated to death-anxiety reduction.

    Associated Search Terms: Death anxiety; Dimensions of religiosity; United States, Virginia; Functionalism; Deviance/social control
  • Religiosity, Generalized Anxiety, and Apprehension Concerning Death.
    Williams, Robert L., and Spurgeon Cole (1968)
    Journal of Social Psychology 75: 111-117.

    Analyzes questionnaire data & physiological response data from students at a college in the U.S. South; shows a correlation of religiosity with adjustment, but not with death anxiety.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Students, undergraduate; Adjustment; Death anxiety
  • The Relationship between Religious Behavior and Concern about Death.
    Martin, David and Lawrence S. Wrightsman, Jr. (1965)
    Journal of Social Psychology 65: 317-323.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from members of 3 protestant churches in mid-Tennessee; shows religious participation inversely related to death anxiety.

    Associated Search Terms: Death anxiety; Practice
  • Religion and Fears about Death: A Critical Review of Research.
    Martin, David and Lawrence S. Wrightsman, Jr. (1964)
    Religious Education 59: 174-176.

    Associated Search Terms: Death anxiety
  • Anxiety and Ritual. The Theories of Malinowski and Radcliffe-Brown.
    Homans, George C. (1941)
    American Anthropologist 43: 164-172. [Also in George C. Homans, Sentiments and Activities (New York: Free Press, 1962), pp. 192-201; & W.A. Lessa and E.Z. Vogt (eds.), Reader in Comparative Religion (Evanston, IL: Row-Peterson, 1958), pp. 112-118]

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Magic; Radcliffe-Brown, A.R.; Death anxiety; Malinowski, Bronislaw
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