Death Attitudes across the Life-Span: The Development and Validation of the Death Attitude Profile (DAP)

  title={Death Attitudes across the Life-Span: The Development and Validation of the Death Attitude Profile (DAP)},
  author={Gina Gesser and Paul T. P. Wong and Gary T. Reker},
  journal={OMEGA — Journal of Death and Dying},
  pages={113 - 128}
Four orthogonal factors were identified by principal component factor analysis: Fear of Death/Dying, Approach-Oriented Death Acceptance, Escape-Oriented Death Acceptance, and Neutral Death Acceptance. Theta estimates of the internal consistency of the factor scales ranged from fair (.60) to good (.89). An elderly sample (n = 50) showed less fear of death and more acceptance (all three kinds of acceptance) than the middle age (n = 50) and the young (n = 50) samples. As predicted, Fear of Death… 

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