An Investigation on the Relationship between Death Anxiety and Religious Coping of Actively Working Health Care Workers during the Covid-19 Pandemic


ILAHIYAT TETKIKLERI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF ILAHIYAT RESEARCHES, vol.0, no.55, pp.327-351, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 0 Issue: 55
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.29288/ilted.885721
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Arab World Research Source, ATLA Religion Database, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.327-351
  • Keywords: Death Anxiety, Religious Coping, Covid-19, Pandemic, Health Care Workers, STUDENTS
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


There have been various periods experiencing the extraordinary cases such as pandemics, earthquakes, and droughts during the history of humanity. Covid-19 pandemic period is one of them when humanity experiences helplessness. When people encounter such cases increasing their levels of anxiety, activating their death anxiety, and falling outside their power, they use religious coping despite changing in its frequency depending on types and levels of belief. The purpose of this study was to reveal the relationship between levels of death anxiety and religious coping of the health staff struggling with the pandemic in the frontline. A total of 227 health staff voluntarily took part in this study conducted for this aim, and the data were collected via Internet. Consequently, in the study, it was detected that death anxiety of actively working health staff during the covid-19 pandemic were medium while their positive religious coping were higher than medium and their negative religious coping were lower than medium. As a result of the correlation analysis, it was detected that there was a statistically significant negative relationship between death anxiety and positive religious coping and negative religious coping, additionally there was positive relationship between death anxiety and subjective religiosity perception.