Examining the Complex Relation Among Religion, Morality, and Death Anxiety: Religion Can Be a Source of Comfort and Concern Regarding Fears of Death

@article{Bassett2018ExaminingTC,
  title={Examining the Complex Relation Among Religion, Morality, and Death Anxiety: Religion Can Be a Source of Comfort and Concern Regarding Fears of Death},
  author={Jonathan F. Bassett and Mel L Bussard},
  journal={OMEGA-Journal of Death and Dying},
  year={2018},
  volume={82},
  pages={467 - 487}
}
This study examined the relationship among religiosity, morality, and fear of death. Students (n = 328, 75% women, Mage = 18.9) completed measures of fear of death, frequency of immoral behavior, discrepancy between ideal and actual religious practices, strength of religious beliefs, views of God as punishing or forgiving, and behavior efficacy (the extent to which fate in the afterlife was perceived to be determined by behavior in this life). Frequency of immoral behavior was not related to… Expand
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