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Rajabi G, Naderi Nobandegani Z. Reliability and Validity of the Persian Version of Reasons for Death Fear Scale. PCP 2020; 8 (1) :9-16
URL: http://jpcp.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-568-en.html
1- Department of Counseling, Faculty of Education & Psychology, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran. , rajabireza@scu.ac.ir
2- Department of Psychology, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.
Abstract:   (1673 Views)
Objective: This study is an attempt to investigate the validity and reliability of the Persian version of the Reasons for Death Fear Scale among men and women attending in religious rituals of Mosques in Shiraz, Iran.
Methods: The sample consisted of 157 participants attending in religious rituals of Mosques in Shiraz, who were selected by a convenience sampling method after obtaining informed consent. They completed the Reasons for Death Fear Scale.
Results: The results of exploratory factor analysis on RDFS identified 4 factors. Cronbach´s α coefficients was 0.86 for the entire of measure (18 items), with alphas ranging from 0.70 to 0.81 for the individual factors. The indices of convergent and divergent validity for this scale were all significant (p< 0.001).
Conclusion: Given the validity and reliability of the Reasons for Death Fear Scale, this scale can be used in clinical settings and research studies.
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychometric
Received: 2019/06/23 | Accepted: 2019/10/23 | Published: 2020/01/1

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