Mortality salience in an offline and online setting

Chew, Peter K.H., and Yap, Brian L.M. (2022) Mortality salience in an offline and online setting. Death Studies, 46 (9). pp. 2085-2092.

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The current study aims to examine the effects of mortality salience effects on worldview defense in an offline and online setting. Participants were 146 (66 offline and 80 online) Singaporeans. Participants were randomly assigned to either the mortality salience condition or the control condition and after a delay completed a Worldview Defense Assessment. No significant mortality salience effects on worldview defense occurred in either setting. The results might be explained by the Asian sample, Singapore's culture of tolerance, and data collection during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Future research directions include examining the effects of COVID-19 in activating worldview defense.

Item ID: 68202
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1091-7683
Keywords: terror management, mortality salience, worldview defense, Singapore
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Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2021 04:55
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