Afterlife And Fear Of Death


Rachel D. Uche


The study set about to determine the extent to which the belief in afterlife mitigates the fear of death among middle aged non-teaching staff members of the University of Calabar, Nigeria. Through Stratified random sampling, 250 respondents were drawn, the ex-post facto design, structured questionnaire was used and the accruing data was analyzed using Pearson's Product Moment Correlation and independent t-test along the two hypothesis formulated . The result indicated fear of death having a positive correlation with belief in afterlife. But a non-significant relationship with gender. The conclusion is that these middle-aged individuals even though spiritually high enough to believe in the afterlife yet they indicate anxiety and fear of death, the only logical step to another meaningful existence.