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The Role of Religion in Death Attitudes: Distinguishing between Religious Belief and Style of Processing Religious Contents


Jessie Dezutter


Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

Bart Soenens


Ghent University. Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

Koen Luyckx


Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

Sabrina Bruyneel


Carnegie Mellon University - David A. Tepper School of Business

Maarten Vansteenkiste


Ghent University. Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sience

Bart Duriez


Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

Dirk Hutsebaut


Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

2007


Abstract:     
Although it is widely assumed that religiosity plays an important role in individuals' attitudes about death, research to date has failed to reveal consistent associations between religiosity and death attitudes. Drawing from Wulff's multidimensional model of religiosity, the present study examined associations between religion and death attitudes. First, results show that religious people are more likely to endorse an approach acceptance attitude towards death, indicating that religiosity as such is related to belief in afterlife. Second, people holding a literal attitude towards religion report more death anxiety, indicating that the processing of religious contents is related to defensiveness vis-à-vis death.

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Keywords: Religiosity, Religious attitudes, Death attitudes, Death anxiety, IT, Research, Model, Studies

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Date posted: February 18, 2008  

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Dezutter, Jessie and Soenens, Bart and Luyckx, Koen and Bruyneel, Sabrina and Vansteenkiste, Maarten and Duriez, Bart and Hutsebaut, Dirk, The Role of Religion in Death Attitudes: Distinguishing between Religious Belief and Style of Processing Religious Contents (2007). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1094717 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1094717

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Jessie Dezutter (Contact Author)
Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences ( email )
Oude Markt 13
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3000
Belgium
Bart Soenens
Ghent University. Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences ( email )
Ghent, B-9000
Belgium
Koen Luyckx
Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences ( email )
Oude Markt 13
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3000
Belgium
Sabrina Bruyneel
Carnegie Mellon University - David A. Tepper School of Business ( email )
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
United States
Maarten Vansteenkiste
Ghent University. Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sience ( email )
Ghent, B-9000
Belgium
Bart Duriez
Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences ( email )
Oude Markt 13
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3000
Belgium
Dirk Hutsebaut
Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences ( email )
Oude Markt 13
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3000
Belgium
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