Community Attitudes Toward Near-Death Experiences: An Australian Study

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Abstract: In an Australian survey of community attitudes toward near-death experiences (NDEs), 173 respondents were asked to read a hypothetical description of an NDE and to select from a range of explanations that might approximate their own. Fifty-seven percent of the respondents believed the NDE was evidence of life after death, while less than 2 percent believed the NDE was a sign of mental illness. Women, younger persons, and those who professed a belief in life after death were more likely to react positively to the NDE described.

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165-172 p. ; 23 cm.

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Kellehear, Allan & Heaven, Patrick Spring 1989.

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Abstract: In an Australian survey of community attitudes toward near-death experiences (NDEs), 173 respondents were asked to read a hypothetical description of an NDE and to select from a range of explanations that might approximate their own. Fifty-seven percent of the respondents believed the NDE was evidence of life after death, while less than 2 percent believed the NDE was a sign of mental illness. Women, younger persons, and those who professed a belief in life after death were more likely to react positively to the NDE described.

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165-172 p. ; 23 cm.

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  • Journal of Near-Death Studies, 7(3), Human Sciences Press, Spring 1989, pp. 165-172

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  • OCLC: 14781775 | External Link
  • ISSN: 0891-4494
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 88-648131
  • Library of Congress Control Number: sn 86-2701
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc798893

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  • Publication Title: Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Volume: 7
  • Issue: 3
  • Page Start: 165
  • Page End: 172
  • Pages: 8

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Journal of Near-Death Studies

The Journal of Near-Death Studies is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal devoted to the field of near-death studies. It is published on a quarterly basis by the International Association for Near-Death Studies. The Journal began publication in 1982 under the name Anabiosis which was changed to its current title in 1986 with the start of Volume 6.

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Journal of Near-Death Studies, Volume 7, Number 3, Spring 1989 (Journal/Magazine/Newsletter)

Journal of Near-Death Studies, Volume 7, Number 3, Spring 1989

Quarterly journal publishing papers related to near-death experiences, including research reports; theoretical or conceptual statements; expressions of a scientific, philosophic, religious, or historical perspective on the study of near-death experiences; cross-cultural studies; individual case histories; and personal accounts of experiences or related phenomena.

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Kellehear, Allan & Heaven, Patrick. Community Attitudes Toward Near-Death Experiences: An Australian Study, article, Spring 1989; New York, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc798893/: accessed September 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .