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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Lester D, Abdel-Khalek A. Fear of death cannot be directly observed, which is why it should be inferred based on a subject’s conduct or self-reported answers.

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. The availability of valid instruments addressing fears of death permit research that helps to visualize one construct and factor at a time, which is considered determinant for people’s end-of-life quality of care 6 and quality of life The sub-scale “fear of one’s own death”, with a lower average score, shows greater oscillations 1.

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: Various authors have tried to replicate its factor structure using PCA and varimax rotation, finding different results.

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. Dying of self, shows correlations higher than 0.

How to cite this article. 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.


Another factor analysis, however, involving psychology students, obtained five factors, with a structure very near the theoretical proposal. The principal component analysis with varimax rotation, applied to the data from both samples elderly adults and undergraduate studentsyielded 3 factors for each group. Cronbach’s alpha coefficients for each of the five factors investigated all exceeded 0. Espinoza M Sanhueza O.

Sub-scale 3 Death of others displays a low correlation of 0. Evolution of a research program. Reliability was studied through internal consistency, using Cronbach’s alpha coefficient. Rev Psicol Gral Aplic. Results Univariate analysis of the Fear of death variables reflects a trend near the normal curve.

For the same reason, a trend exists to use well-validated and multidimensional scales. The highest mean scores indicate greater fear of death or the dying process Nevertheless, the study limitations should be taken into account.


He concludes that consistent loads are observed for two factors, corresponding to “death of self” and “dying of self”. Therefore, there is no simple criterion with which an instrument can be compared to establish its validity. De cara a la muerte: Spanish pdf Article in xml format Article references How to cite this article Automatic translation Send this article by e-mail. Moreover, the Spanish version demonstrated convergent and discriminant validity through a positive rempler with anxiety towards death and general anxiety The reliability and item-element total correlation analysis of these five factors shows that the total-item correlations exceeded 0.

Mac Graw Hill; Mohamed Ali W, Said N. The Fear of Death Scale possesses good internal consistency and construct validity, confirmed by the significant correlation with the Attitude toward death Scale.

Likewise, the positive correlations between the Fear of Death and the Attitudes toward Death Scales support the twmpler validity in this study. Hence, as the Fear of death increases, so does the unfavorable Attitude toward death. What the students fear less is their own death.

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

Services on Demand Article. The highest score per sub-scale corresponded to the fear of other people’s death Table 1. For the latter analysis, a sample of students from the total sample was used. This ansiecad adapted Templer’s Death Anxiety Scale for Mexican Spanish and obtained psychometric properties for two samples of Mexican adults. The other correlations of element pairs range between 0.

The convergence of the four sub-scales, in turn, offers a certain degree of support to the validity of the CLFODS dimensions. Thus, four sub-scales were distinguished: These results permit guaranteeing that the items or elements are homogeneous and that the four sub-scales consistently measure the characteristic they were elaborated for.

Similar results were found among medical students, correlating the Scale with the anxiety toward death scale 10 and othersconfirming its convergent validity. Next, ina revised version was published that included the same number of items in each sub-scale 32 items. The highest score corresponds to the most unfavorable attitude ed death Collett L, Lester D.

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The version of Templer’s Death Anxiety Scale presented would seem to have adequate psychometric properties for its use with elderly Mexican adults. 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. Sub-scale 4 dying of others shows correlations that vary between more approximate levels, ranging from 0. All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Escala de miedo a la muerte de Collett-Lester.