Subjective nearness-to-death and negative attitudes toward persons with disability: Attachment patterns moderate

Ela Koren, Amit Shrira, Ehud Bodner, Yoav S. Bergman

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Abstract

We examined whether subjective nearness-to-death is associated with negative attitudes toward people with disabilities, and whether attachment patterns moderate this connection. A total of 462 Israeli adults, average age 57 years, completed scales measuring subjective nearness-to-death, negative attitudes toward people with disability, and attachment patterns. High levels of subjective nearness-to-death were associated with negative attitudes toward people with disability, and attachment patterns were significant moderators. Findings point to the theoretical importance of both perceptions of death and personal resources for coping with subjective nearness-to-death in relation to attitudes toward individuals with disabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-318
Number of pages7
JournalDeath Studies
Volume44
Issue number5
Early online date31 Dec 2018
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 May 2020

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