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| Published: August 15, 2017

Effect of Age and Marital Status on Thanatophobia (Death Anxiety) among Adult Women of Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Punam Singh

Research Scholar, University Department of Psychology, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Bharati Roy

Professor, University Department of Psychology, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.044/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.044

ABSTRACT

In the present study, an effort has been made to study the impact of age and marital status on the degree of Thanatophobia (Death Anxiety) of adult women of Ranchi town in Jharkhand, India. A total of 120, married and single (unmarried / divorcee / widow) adult women in the age range of 45 to 70 years were selected by incidental non probability method from Ranchi town. The Death Anxiety Scale by Thakur and Thakur was administered on the sample and it was found that age has no impact on the degree of Death Anxiety whereas marital status has significant impact on Death Anxiety. Combined impact of age and marital status is also significant.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.044/20170404

10.25215/0404.044

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017