The moderating role of subjective nearness-to-death in the association between health worries and death anxieties from COVID-19

Lia Ring, Lee Greenblatt-Kimron, Yuval Palgi

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine whether subjective nearness-to-death moderated the association between health worries and death anxiety due to the COVID-19 outbreak among older adults in Israel. Using an online survey, 277 participants were recruited and completed self-reported questionnaires, which included background characteristics, exposure to COVID-19 risk experiences, self-rated health, subjective nearness-to-death, health worries regarding COVID-19, and death anxiety. Findings revealed that subjective nearness-to-death moderated the association between health worries and death anxiety. The importance and significance of subjective perceptions concerning the distance from death as far, which may serve as a resilient resource, is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1762-1767
Number of pages6
JournalDeath Studies
Volume46
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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