›› 2015, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (10): 1512-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2015.10.016

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Analysis of death anxiety of undergraduates and influencing factors

QIU Qi, FANG Yuan, LIN Xiang, BAN Chun-xia, ZHU Min-jie, WANG Tao, XIAO Shi-fu, LI Xia   

  1. Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai200030, China
  • Online:2015-10-20 Published:2015-12-22
  • Supported by:

    Biomedical Engineering Cross Research Foundation of Shanghai Jiao Tong University,YG2012MS62; Medicine Guidance Project of Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality, 15411961400


ObjectiveTo assess the death anxiety level of undergraduates by the Chinese version of Arabic scale of death anxiety (ASDA-C) and explore the influencing factors.MethodsThe death anxiety level of 422 undergraduates in Jiangxi and Shanghai were assessed by the ASDA-C and Eysenck Personality Questionnaire-Revised Short Scale (EPQ-RSC) was used to explore the influencing factors.ResultsThe average scores of “fear of dead people and tombs” and “fear of postmortem events” of undergraduates in Jiangxi were significantly higher than those of undergraduates in Shanghai (P<0.05). Scores of factors of death anxiety of females were higher than those of males. The score of EPQ-N positively correlated with death anxiety level and the death anxiety level increased with the score of EPQ-N.ConclusionThe death anxiety of undergraduates is influenced by gender and personality and probably influenced by the region.

Key words: death anxiety, undergraduates, ; , scale;,  , related factors