Volume 23, Number 1 (Spring 2017)                   IJPCP 2017, 23(1): 68-77 | Back to browse issues page
PhD in Clinical Psychology, Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Behavioral Sciences & Mental Health (Tehran Institute of Psychiatry), Iran University of Medical Sciences , Email:ahmad.ashouri@gmail.com
Abstract:   (578 Views)
Objectives Death depression consists of death despair, death loneliness,death sadness, death dread, and death finality. The present study was carried out with the aim of investigating some religious correlates of death depression.
Methods In this descriptive analytical study, a sample of 347 participants was selected using stratified sampling method. The participants responded to death obsession, acting on religious beliefs, religious coping, and attachment to God Scales. Data were analyzed using multiple regression analysis.
Results Among the religious variables, insecure attachment to God and negative religious coping showed high contribution in predicting death depression.
Conclusion When the participants faced real-life events, those who used negative coping strategies experienced higher death depression. In addition, those who considered God Asa source of punishment rather thana source of love and remained doubtful and anxious in accepting God as a secure base showed higher death depression.
 
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/09/22 | Accepted: 2017/02/21