死に対する恐怖および回避が健康行動に及ぼす影響  [in Japanese] The influence of fear and avoidance of death on health-related behavior  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

<p>This study, informed by terror management theory, examined the influence of fear and avoidance of death in daily contexts on habitual health-related behavior. Four hundred adults above the age of 30 years were asked to respond to web-based questionnaires that measured their fear and avoidance of death, buffering factors to existential threats in the Tripartite Security System model (Hart, Shaver, & Goldenberg, 2005), habitual health-related<b> </b>behavior, frequency of holding services for deceased people, and experiences related to death. Covariance structure analysis revealed that fear of death promoted health-related behavior by eliciting buffering factors to existential threats. By contrast, conscious refusal and avoidance of death inhibited buffering factors as well as health-related behavior. These results suggested that confronting the fear of death and seeking a life that values relationships and self-esteem as a member of society are essential for promoting daily health-related behaviors.</p>

Journal

  • The Japanese journal of psychology

    The Japanese journal of psychology 88(4), 327-336, 2017

    The Japanese Psychological Association

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130006179847
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00123620
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    0021-5236
  • NDL Article ID
    028595911
  • NDL Call No.
    Z19-10
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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