Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (54 p.)
Death -- Attitudes
Many investigators of death attitudes have emphasized the limitation of self-report measures of the fear of death in that responses are often unreal and highly questionable due to defenses and ego maneuvers. The Self-Administered Threat Index (SATI) introduced by Rainey and Epting (1977) appears to meet most criticisms of other investigators.
The present study was a partial replication of the Golding, et al. (1966) study with the SATI replacing the Sarnoff Fear of Death Scale. Forty-six introductory psychology students, both males and females, performed a tachistoscopic recognition task, completed the SATI and the Semantic Differential and were administered a brief structured interview.
Miller, Henry E. Jr., "The Threat Index and two forms of resistance to the concept of death" (1978). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2846.