Death Anxiety across the Adult Years: An Examination of Age and Gender Effects

  title={Death Anxiety across the Adult Years: An Examination of Age and Gender Effects},
  author={R. J. Russac and Colleen Gatliff and M. Reece and Diahann Spottswood},
  journal={Death Studies},
  pages={549 - 561}
Two studies examined death anxiety across the adult years. In the first study, 304 men and women between 18 and 87 years completed the Collett-Lester Fear of Death scale. Death anxiety peaked in both men and women during their 20s and declined significantly thereafter. However, women displayed a secondary spike during their 50s not seen in men. In the second study, 113 women between 18 and 85 years completed the Templer Death Anxiety Scale. Death anxiety displayed the same bimodal distribution… 

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