What is death anxiety? Cite factors that influence death anxiety including age,

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What is death anxiety?  Cite factors that influence death anxiety including age, gender and cultural variables.

Oct 26th, 2015

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By definition death anxiety refers to fear of death.

Factors influencing Death Anxiety
  1. Cultural Variables
  • religiosity
The most significant cultural variable that affect death anxiety is religiosity, These are beliefs, practices and feelings tied to religion. Studies show that It seems that the more religious an individual is, the less death anxiety experienced by the individual. By frequently engaging in religious activities solidarity is strengthened and the belief of one being protected serves that.
  • Age
Studies focused on adulthood broken down into young adults(20-35 years) and middle adults (40-65 years).Death anxiety are frequently a characteristic in middle adulthood and old folks (Over65 years)
  • Gender
Studies carried out shows that women experience more death anxiety than men. one reason for that is men are encouraged to pursue success and attain accomplishments which would cultivate the illusion of immortality while women are not. This illusion is useful as people rely on it to counter and conquer death anxiety

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