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Cognitive Study

| Published: September 25, 2020

Death anxiety among civilian kidney donors

Mathew A

Msc Psychology, Department of PG studies and Research in Psychology, SDM College, (Autonomous) Ujire, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Jain V

Asst Professor & HOD, Department of PG studies and Research in Psychology, SDM College, (Autonomous) Ujire, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.008/20200803

DOI: 10.25215/0803.008

ABSTRACT

“Giving is not just about making a donation; it’s about making difference” – Kathy Calvin. A civilian kidney donor is an ordinary person who has undergone a surgical procedure of removal of kidney for the purpose of transplanting it in another person whose kidney is no longer functioning properly; this is not for a financial benefit but only purpose is to save life of their loved ones. Death anxiety is a type of anxiety caused by thoughts of death due to any infection or illness after kidney donation. Death anxiety is relatively stable personality trait referring to negative attitudes, affect and cognition concerning death of self or significant others. The present study aims to find out the significant gender difference in death anxiety among civilian kidney donors. The participants of the study include 30 civilian kidney donors. Purposive sampling method was employed for the collection of data. The participants were administered using death anxiety questionnaire developed by H. R, Weiner, M.B., and Plutchik, R in the year of 1982. Obtained results were analyzed using independent samples t- test. The result indicates that there is no significant gender difference in the level of death anxiety among civilian kidney donors. This research gives a clear idea of death anxiety among kidney donors which helps increase civic awareness of the same.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.008/20200803

10.25215/0803.008

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020