Attitudes promoting coping with death anxiety among parents of children with disabilities
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CitationKaçan, H., Sakiz H., Bayram Değer, V. (2021). Attitudes promoting coping with death anxiety among parents of children with disabilities, Death Studies, DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2021.1955311 p. 1-11
We investigated death anxiety among parents of children with disabilities and its associations with coping attitudes and psycho-demographic factors. Surveys were administered to 382 parents of children who possess a severe disability and data were analyzed via descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings revealed that parents experienced high levels of death anxiety; the level of death anxiety changed according to some psycho-demographic factors, such as external support, type of disability, and death-related beliefs; and death anxiety was significantly explained by demographic variables, death-related thoughts, and experiences, and adaptive and maladaptive coping attitudes.