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    ABSTRACT: Throughout the years the concept of death has been redefined and it currently generates attitudes of fear and anxiety, where death is regarded as a topic that few want to discuss and that many evade. The aim of the present article was to assess the developmental changes in attitude toward death in a sample of 343 persons, composed by young adults and older adults. The variables age and gender were taken into account. The Revised Profile of Attitudes toward Death, which measures five dimensions: fear of death, avoidance of death, neutral acceptance, acceptance of escape, and acceptance of approach was administered to the participants. Results showed significant differences as a function of age, and in relation to gender, significant differences were found between men and women in the group of older adults.
    Acta Colombiana de Psicologia 06/2008; 11(1):119-126.
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    ABSTRACT: Throughout the years the concept of death has been redefined and it currently generates attitudes of fear and anxiety, where death is regarded as a topic that few want to discuss and that many evade. The aim of the present article was to assess the developmental changes in attitude toward death in a sample of 343 persons, composed by young adults and older adults. The variables age and gender were taken into account. The Revised Profile of Attitudes toward Death, which measures five dimensions: fear of death, avoidance of death, neutral acceptance, acceptance of escape, and acceptance of approach was administered to the participants. Results showed significant differences as a function of age, and in relation to gender, significant differences were found between men and women in the group of older adults
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    ABSTRACT: El concepto de la muerte a través de los años ha ido cambiado, percibiéndose actualmente como un tema del que pocos quieren hablar y al que muchos evaden, y que genera en las personas actitudes de miedo y ansiedad. De esta manera, el presente articulo tiene como objetivo evaluar la actitud evolutiva ante la muerte en una muestra de 343 personas, adultos jóvenes y adultos mayores, por medio del Perfi l Revisado de Actitudes hacia la Muerte (PAM-R), el cual mide cinco dimensiones: miedo a la muerte, evitación de la muerte, aceptación neutral, aceptación de escape, y aceptación de acercamiento. Para ello, se tuvieron en cuenta las variables género y edad. Los resultados muestran diferencias signifi cativas en función de la edad; en relación al género, las diferencias se presentan entre hombres y mujeres del grupo de adultos mayores.