Who Is Afraid of Death? Religiousness, Spirituality, and Death Anxiety in Late Adulthood

@article{Wink2006WhoIA,
  title={Who Is Afraid of Death? Religiousness, Spirituality, and Death Anxiety in Late Adulthood},
  author={P. Wink},
  journal={Journal of Religion, Spirituality \& Aging},
  year={2006},
  volume={18},
  pages={110 - 93}
}
  • P. Wink
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging
SUMMARY Data from a sample of predominantly white, Christian men and women born in Northern California in the 1920s (N = 155) were used to test the hypothesis that traditional, church-centered religiousness and de-institutionalized spiritual seeking exemplify distinct, but equally adaptive, ways of approaching fear of death in old age. Although both religiousness and spirituality were related to positive psychosocial functioning (an integrated identity and involvement in everyday activities… Expand
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