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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The Fear of death Scale and the Attitude toward death Scale were self-applied before the start of a class. The Fear of Death Scale possesses good internal consistency and construct validity, confirmed by the significant correlation with the Attitude toward death Scale. The highest score corresponds to the most unfavorable attitude towards death In this ansiwdad, principal component analysis PCA with varimax rotation was used. Fear; Death; Scales; Reliability; Validity.


Lester D, Abdel-Khalek A. 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 ansiwdad same direction between element pairs, and show each of the seven elements, its contribution to its znsiedad sub-scale, confirming this characteristic, which had already been observed in other studies 3, For the same reason, a trend exists to use well-validated and multidimensional scales.

In Chile, some instrument have been used, but these do not display adequate reliability and do not measure the death phenomenon as a state and, in turn, as a process, in a multidimensional way Although countless instruments have been used to measure attitudes towards death, most of them are one-dimensional. Nevertheless, the study limitations should be taken into account. This started with the Muerhe creator who, after modifying it, studied its factor structure, a priori defining four factors, so as to prove the replicability of the theoretical structure.


What the students fear less is their own death. All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Content validity was checked by expert review; reliability was proven using Cronbach’s alpha; statistical analysis of the items, correlation between items and construct validity were checked by the correlation of the Scale with the Attitude toward death Scale. For the latter analysis, a sample of students from the total sample was used.

The initial results before the rotation identified five factors, which summarize Mohamed Ali W, Said N.

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The convergence of the four sub-scales, in turn, offers a certain degree of support to the validity of the CLFODS dimensions.

The sub-scale “fear of one’s own death”, with a lower average score, shows greater oscillations 1. 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 Espinoza M Sanhueza O.

Univariate analysis of the Fear of death variables reflects a trend near the normal curve. Therefore, the factor solution found based on this scale does not exclude the existence of other solutions in distinct samples. The principal component analysis with varimax rotation, applied to the data from both samples elderly adults and undergraduate studentsyielded 3 factors for each group.

The other two factors partially load the sub-scales Dying of self, shows correlations higher than 0. De cara a la muerte: The highest score per sub-scale corresponded to the fear of other people’s death Table temppler. Hence, they are reliable and show construct validity.

Actitud del profesional de enfermeria ante la muerte de los pacientes. 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. Sub-scale 4 dying of others shows correlations that vary between more approximate levels, ranging from 0.


Services on Demand Journal. How to cite this article. On Death and Dying. Ethical aspects of this research were guaranteed through review and approval by the Institutional Review Board of the School of Medicine and the Nursing Department Head.

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

ansiiedad The psychometric characteristics exhibited based on a sample of nursing students and health professionals were as follows: The first limitation is the mainly female and young sample in a similar educational situation, characteristics that are repeated in most studies analised for this study.

The other correlations of element pairs range between 0. The rest of the items display significant loads in the structures similar to the initial dimensions.

Another factor analysis, however, involving psychology templrr, obtained five factors, with a structure very near the theoretical proposal.

The author justifies the range of results found regarding factor structure in this final investigation, due to the correlation that exists among the sub-scales, which in turn would give rise to an inter-element correlation that would create a bystander factor of factor loads Multidimensionality is confirmed although, in re population, the notion of fear of death entails an additional perspective, which comprises two sub-components that are interesting for research purposes, which are the physical and psychological dimension of fear of one’s own death and fear of one’s own dying process.

The answers are given on a 1 nothing to 5 much Likert scale.