Year: 1981 Source: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v.49, no.2, (1981), p.278-286 SIEC No: 19820048

This study examines fear of death among men in hospitals & jails who have engaged in suicidal behavior. The authors found that those with a high degree of fear of death viewed death in significantly more negative terms (i.e., as bad, dark & cruel), were more often preoccupied with death, & were less religious in both conduct & creed. As well, when a fantasy level measure (metaphor) was combined with a conscious level assessment of fear of death, prediction of the degree of fear was enhanced.(VM)