Year: 1981 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology, v.37, no.3, (1981), p.574-577 SIEC No: 19820958

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).