Year: 1981 Source: Psychological Reports, v.49, no.3, (1981), p.979-982 SIEC No: 19820907

Death anxiety levels of 130 psychiatrists, 57 psychologists, 31 suicidologists and 8 funeral directors in California were compared through a mail survey. The hypothesis that psychiatrists would have the highest death anxiety levels because their suicide rates are high was not supported. However, this study provides baseline data for levels of death anxiety for the 4 occupational groups; psychologists showed the highest levels of death anxiety.