Accession Number:

ADA029529

Title:

Attitudes Toward Fear of Death and Dying among Army Officers.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KANS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-11

Pagination or Media Count:

111.0

Abstract:

The attitudes toward fear of death and dying among Army officers are of military importance because of their potential influence upon abilities to cope with the responsibiities of leadership. This study sought to determine if there were differences in the expressed attitudes of Army aviators and combat officers. It was hypothesized that aviators would express less fear of death and dying than the combat officers, and that the rationale for the difference was a difference in training. Investigation revealed that there was a tendency for aviators to express less fear of death and dying than combat officers. It was found that there are other factors such as age, experience, religion, and education which may influence fears and fear management.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE