Eliminating an item with a negative corrected item-total correlation and two more Lonetto and Templer [4] defined death anxiety as an individual’s . una muestra de estudiantes a tres escalas de ansiedad ante la muerte y. Concurrent and divergent validity of the Spanish form of Templer’s Death Escala de Ansiedad ante la Muerte (Death Anxiety Scale: DAS). de Templer [6]. PDF | On Jan 1, , JoaquĆ­n T. Limonero and others published Ansiedad ante la muerte. [Death anxiety].

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Death ansiety as related to somatic symptoms in two cultures. Mac Graw Hill; Therefore, there is no simple criterion with which an instrument can be compared to establish its validity. This study identified five factors with a reliable structure, like the original scale. De cara a la muerte: A total of subjects were interviewed, of whom were elderly adults 97 women, average age The highest score corresponds to the most unfavorable attitude towards death The answers are given on a 1 nothing to 5 much Likert scale.

The author justifies the range of results found regarding factor structure in this final investigation, due to the correlation that exists among the sub-scales, which in turn would give rise to an inter-element correlation that would create a bystander factor of factor loads Templers death anxiety scale. Reliability was studied through internal consistency, using Cronbach’s alpha coefficient. Introduction Fear of death cannot be directly observed, which is why it should be inferred based on a subject’s conduct or self-reported answers.

How to cite this article. Results Univariate analysis of the Fear of death variables reflects a trend near the normal curve. Regarding “death of others” and “dying of others”, however, the main load is found for factor 1 3. Spanish pdf Article in xml format Article references How to cite this article Automatic translation Send this article by e-mail.


Escala de miedo a la muerte de Collett-Lester.


The version of Templer’s Death Anxiety Scale presented would seem to have adequate psychometric properties for its use with elderly Mexican adults. Eacala 3 Death of others displays a low correlation of 0. The rest of the items display significant loads in the structures similar to the initial dimensions.

The scale was changed to a four point Likert scale. Constructions of death and loss: This first factor revealed ponderations ranging from 0.

These dimensions could comprise new conceptualizations of the construct, which would guide the elaboration of an appropriate instrument for the Chilean culture.

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The principal component analysis with varimax rotation, applied to the data from both samples elderly adults and undergraduate studentsyielded 3 factors for each group. The availability of valid instruments addressing fears of death permit research that helps to visualize one construct and factor at a time, which is considered determinant for people’s end-of-life quality of care 6 and quality of life Collett L, Lester D.

Finally, the results provide evidence of the possible impact the cultural differences between Spanish-speaking nations and generations have on the psychometric properties of the scale Keywords: Moreover, the average inter-element correlation demonstrates a positive relation in each of the sub-scales. A better adjustment of the models should be evaluated in the future muert new exploratory factor analyses. Discriminant validity was documented.

Also, in the five factors, the alpha coefficient decreased if the item was eliminated.

Validation of Collett-Lester’s Fear of Death Scale in a sample of nursing students

Another factor analysis, however, involving psychology students, obtained five factors, with a structure very near the theoretical proposal. The validity of the fear of death construct was analyzed through element statistics, inter-element and element-total scale correlation.

Although countless instruments have been used to measure attitudes towards death, most of them are one-dimensional. The Attitude Toward Death Scale ATD measures the favorable or unfavorable attitude towards death, designed with 43 Likert-type items ranging from 1 to 5.


On Death and Dying. What the students fear less is their own death. Factor analysis partially supports content validity of the subscale items, but presented a modified multidimensional structure that points towards the reconceptualization of the subscales in this sample.

For the same reason, a trend exists to use well-validated and multidimensional scales.

Services on Demand Journal. Relations in the same sense are reflected in a study involving nursing students and nurses, in which the scale correlation demonstrated discriminant validity through a strong association with the anxiety toward death scale than with general anxiety Cronbach’s alpha coefficients for each of the five factors investigated all exceeded 0.

Rev Psicol Gral Aplic. Sub-scale 4 dying of others shows correlations that vary between more approximate levels, ranging from 0. The Scale was created in to eliminite the content heterogeneity problem of the items in the scales used to measure fear of death. The reliability coefficients continue without significant variations when eliminating these elements though, which is why none of ansiddad elements can be eliminated to strengthen the scale.

Evolution of a research program. Kolawole M, Olusegun A. The Escaa of Death Scale possesses good internal consistency and construct validity, confirmed by the significant correlation with the Attitude toward death Scale.

Usos del Coeficiente alfa de Cronbach. Assessing nurses’ attitudes toward death and caring for dying patients in a comprehensive cancer center.

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