Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Program

Psychology

Date of Award

8-2002

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Jon B. Ellis

Committee Members

David J. Marx, Peggy J. Cantrell

Abstract

Previous research has found a correlation between death anxiety and self esteem. Researchers have found that both self-esteem and death anxiety play a significant role in an individual's behavior.

The purpose of this study was to investigate a correlation, if any, between death anxiety and self esteem using death related scenarios. It was hypothesized the high death anxiety groups will have lower self-esteem than the low death anxiety group, and that the low self-esteem group will have higher death anxiety than the high self-esteem group.

Results of an ANOVA indicate that there is a significant difference between the high death anxiety group and low death anxiety group concerning self-esteem. The results also indicate that there is a significant difference between the low self-esteem group and the high self-esteem group concerning death anxiety. Overall it was found that there was significant negative correlation between death anxiety and self-esteem.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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Psychology Commons

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