Death depression and death obsession: Are they different constructs?

Joaquín Tomás-Sábado, Joaquín T. Limonero

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This study examined the dimensional structure of Templer, et al.'s Death Depression Scale-Revised and Abdel-Khalek's Death Obsession Scale. The responses of 373 Spanish undergraduates, 261 women and 92 men (M age = 19 yr., SD= 3.1), to the Spanish forms of both scales were evaluated by means of a principal axis factoring with oblimin rotation. Three significant factors were identified; (1) Death Sadness, (2) Death Obsession, and (3) Death Anergia and Anhedonia. The distribution of the factor loadings for the items of both scales supported discriminant validity and capacity to evaluate aspects of human reactions to death. © Psychological Reports 2007.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)755-758
JournalPsychological Reports
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2007


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