Eliminating an item with a negative corrected item-total correlation and two more Lonetto and Templer [4] defined death anxiety as an individual’s . una muestra de estudiantes a tres escalas de ansiedad ante la muerte y. Concurrent and divergent validity of the Spanish form of Templer’s Death Escala de Ansiedad ante la Muerte (Death Anxiety Scale: DAS). de Templer [6]. PDF | On Jan 1, , JoaquĆ­n T. Limonero and others published Ansiedad ante la muerte. [Death anxiety].

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Also, in the five factors, the alpha coefficient decreased if the item was eliminated. The highest score per sub-scale corresponded to the fear of other people’s death Table 1. Therefore, there is no simple criterion with which an instrument can be compared to establish its validity. This started with the Scale creator who, after modifying it, studied its factor structure, a priori defining four factors, so as to prove the replicability of the theoretical structure.

Introduction Fear of death cannot be directly observed, which is why it should be inferred based on a subject’s conduct or self-reported answers. It was considered that the reagents optimally measured between 0.

Kolawole M, Olusegun A. The mean fear of death score among the nursing students was moderate-high. The statistics to validate the fear of death construct, evaluated through the four sub-scale that measure the fear of one’s own death, fear of one’s own dying process, fear of other people’s death and fear of other people’s dying process reflect relations that point towards the same direction between element pairs, and show each of the seven elements, its contribution to its respective sub-scale, confirming this characteristic, which had already been observed in other studies 3, Reliability was studied through internal consistency, using Cronbach’s alpha coefficient.

The answers are given on a 1 nothing to 5 much Likert scale. Constructions of death and loss: The initial results before the rotation identified five factors, which summarize Variables relacionadas con la ansiedad ante la muerte.


Therefore, the factor solution found based on this scale does not exclude the existence of other solutions in distinct samples. The reliability and item-element total correlation analysis of these five factors shows that the total-item correlations exceeded 0.

These dimensions could comprise new conceptualizations of the construct, which would guide the elaboration of an appropriate instrument for the Chilean culture. The other correlations of element pairs range between 0. Inthose items in each sub-scale that did not contribute to the significance of Cronbach’s alpha were eliminted, resulting in a final item version 3.

Another factor analysis, however, involving psychology students, obtained five factors, with a structure very near the theoretical proposal. Finally, exploratory factor analysis was accomplished, which permitted proving whether the factors and variables that constitute the scale are in line with the pre-established theory of multidimensionality Usos del Coeficiente alfa de Cronbach.

Validation of Collett-Lester’s Fear of Death Scale in a sample of nursing students

Anxiety; Death; elderly adults; undergraduate students. The results point towards a reconceptualization, which considers fear of one’s own death and fear of one’s own dying process as one physical and another psychological dimension. Mohamed Ali W, Said N. Moreover, the Spanish version demonstrated convergent and discriminant validity through a positive correlation with anxiety towards death and general anxiety Univariate analysis of the Fear of death variables reflects a trend near the normal curve.

However, to confirm the multidimensionality hypothesis of the scale proposed in theory teempler to seek the best adjustment, the researchers decided to submit the PCA results to a varimax rotation.

What the students fear less is their own death. The Scale was created in to eliminite the content heterogeneity problem of the items in the scales used to measure fear of death. Also, for each sub-scale, the obtained Cronbach’s alpha coefficients permit guaranteeing that the items or elements are homogeneous and that the scale consistently measures the characteristic for which it was elaborated Table 2.

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Their disadvantage is that they do not permit the identification and distinction of specific elements involved in fears of death. Likewise, attitudes and emotional reactions can differ for oneself or for others. Sscala the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.


Likewise, the positive correlations between the Fear of Death and the Attitudes toward Death Scales support the construct validity in this study.

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Next, ina revised version was published that included the same number of items in each sub-scale 32 items. Moreover, the reliability of the original scale was assessed, followed by exploratory factor analysis.

Hence, as the Fear of death increases, so does the unfavorable Attitude toward death. Collett L, Lester D. Finally, the results provide evidence of the possible impact the cultural differences between Spanish-speaking nations and generations have on the psychometric properties of the scale Keywords: Templers death anxiety scale.

Similar results were found among medical students, correlating the Scale with the anxiety toward death scale 10 and othersconfirming its convergent validity. Regarding “death of others” and “dying of others”, however, the main load is found for factor 1 3. Personal Construc Theory Prac. All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. The rest of the items display significant loads in the structures similar to the initial dimensions.

The reliability coefficients continue without significant variations when eliminating these elements though, which is why none of the elements can be eliminated to strengthen the scale. A sample of nursing students answered Fear of Death and Attitude toward death scales.

Cronbach’s alpha coefficients for each of the five factors investigated all exceeded 0.