The religious correlates of death anxiety: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={The religious correlates of death anxiety: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Jonathan Jong and Robert M. Ross and Tristan Joel Philip and Si-Hua Chang and N. R. S. Simons and Jamin B. Halberstadt},
  journal={Religion, Brain \& Behavior},
  pages={20 - 4}
ABSTRACT Various theories of religion hypothesize a connection between death anxiety and religiosity. In particular, Terror Management Theory’s worldview defence hypothesis predicts that death anxiety is lowest among very religious and irreligious individuals, and highest among uncertain individuals. Likewise, the supposition that death anxiety motivates religious belief, which in turn mitigates death anxiety, predicts that religiosity increases with death anxiety among non-believers, and that… 

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