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The factorial structure of the Arabic version of the revised Collett-Lester Fear of Death Scale



Article type: Published article

Abstract

A sample of 209 volunteer Kuwaiti undergraduates responded to an Arabic version of the Revised Collett-Lester Fear of Death Scale with 4 subscales: Death of Self, Dying of Self, Death of Others, and Dying of Others. Reliabilities of the 4 subscales and of the grand total score ranged from 0.75 to 0.92, which is considered adequate. A 4-factor solution was congruent with the allocation of items to 2 subscales (i.e. Dying of Self and Death of Others), whereas the theorized factor structure of the other 2 subscales were only partially supported by empirical analyses. The intercorrelations between the 4 total subscale scores yielded a general factor of death and dying, denoting good factorial validity of the scale.


Full citation

Abdel-Khalek, A. and D. Lester, The factorial structure of the Arabic version of the revised Collett-Lester Fear of Death Scale. Death Studies, 2004. 28(8): p. 787-793.


Methodology

Methods Condition Gender Age Country Setting Sample size
Undergraduates Female Kuwait
Commuinty 209

Number of items

28 items

Training

Measure does not require training

Required time

Less than 5 min

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