The moderating effect of the negative impact of recent life events on the relation between intrinsic religiosity and death ideation in older adults

Danielle R. Jahn, Erin K. Poindexter, Ryan D. Graham, Kelly C. Cukrowicz

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Abstract

Researchers tested the hypothesis that the negative impact of recent life events would moderate the relationship between intrinsic religiosity and death ideation in older adults. Participants (n = 272) completed assessments of death ideation, intrinsic religiosity, and negative impact of recent life events. We confirmed the presence of concurrent moderation and found that older adults with greater negative impact of recent life events and high intrinsic religiosity reported greater death ideation. These relatively surprising findings may be due to reduced fear of death in intrinsically religious older adults, an explanation consistent with previous research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-601
Number of pages13
JournalSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

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