Three Measures of Death Anxiety: Birth Order Effects and Concurrent Validity
McDonald R T~~Carroll J D
Investigated the concurrent validity of 3 measures of death anxiety and the effect of birth order on death anxiety as measured by each of the scales. Ss were 100 undergraduate students at a large private midwestern university. Results showed significant intercorrelations (p<.001) among the three scales; only one scale (Templer) differentiated first-born and only children from later-born children. The former had higher death anxiety scores (p<.05).