Effect of Loneliness on Older Adults' Death Anxiety

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Previous research, as well as theory, has supported the existence of a relationship between death anxiety and loneliness in older adults but a causal examination has not been possible until now. A hypothesized model was developed which states that loneliness will lead to death anxiety mediated by cultural worldview. Longitudinal data was analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling in order to more fully explore this potentially causal relationship. The primary model was supported suggesting that loneliness can lead to death anxiety as mediated by cultural worldview. Implications and future directions are discussed.

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Pinson, Melissa Ward August 2010.

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Previous research, as well as theory, has supported the existence of a relationship between death anxiety and loneliness in older adults but a causal examination has not been possible until now. A hypothesized model was developed which states that loneliness will lead to death anxiety mediated by cultural worldview. Longitudinal data was analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling in order to more fully explore this potentially causal relationship. The primary model was supported suggesting that loneliness can lead to death anxiety as mediated by cultural worldview. Implications and future directions are discussed.

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Pinson, Melissa Ward. Effect of Loneliness on Older Adults' Death Anxiety, dissertation, August 2010; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30501/: accessed July 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .