MA (Master of Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Jon B. Ellis
David J. Marx, Peggy J. Cantrell
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.
Thesis - Open Access
Brewer, Kenneth Grant, "Differing Death Scenarios: Self Esteem and Death Anxiety." (2002). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 684. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/684
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