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Death obsession in Arabic and Western countries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16279317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The current investigation compared a measure of death obsession among 1,853 volunteer undergraduates from four Arab countries (Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Syria) with 791 from three Western countries, i.e., Britain, Spain, and the USA. Comparable Arabic, Spanish, and English versions of the Death Obsession Scale were used. The mean scores on death obsession for the Arabic participants were higher than those of their Western counterparts for both men and women.
Ahmed M Abdel-Khalek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological reports     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0033-2941     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Rep     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-10     Completed Date:  2005-12-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376475     Medline TA:  Psychol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  138-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kuwait University, Kaifan, Kuwait.
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MeSH Terms
Arabs / psychology*
Attitude to Death*
Cross-Cultural Comparison*
Obsessive Behavior / ethnology*,  psychology
Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data
Psychometrics / statistics & numerical data
Reproducibility of Results
Western World*

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