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    Title: Terror management among Taiwanese: Worldview defence or resigning to fate?
    Authors: Yen, C.-L.;Cheng, Chung-Ping
    鄭中平
    Contributors: 心理系
    Date: 2010-09
    Issue Date: 2015-06-15 17:45:06 (UTC+8)
    Abstract: Terror management theory (TMT) proposes that people who are reminded of their mortality should be motivated to defend their cultural worldview. Studies 1 and 2 examined whether the TMT worldview defence-buffering effect found in Western cultures could be generalized to Asians in Taiwan. No such effect was found in the present studies. This non-significant result was robust when either a stronger distraction task was used (study 1) or when a subliminal manipulation of mortality salience was utilized (study 2). A meta-analysis, including 24 TMT experiments in East Asia, was also conducted (study 3). The average effect size (d = 0.11, r = 0.055) of worldview defence among these experiments was not significantly different from zero. Study 4 found that mortality salience manipulation also did not change Taiwanese participants' view of reincarnation; however, it did make them more inclined to resign to fate, suggesting that they might be using this symbolic means to defend their anxiety of death. The issue of the generality of TMT to Asians was discussed. © 2010 The Authors. Asian Journal of Social Psychology © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd with the Asian Association of Social Psychology and the Japanese Group Dynamics Association.
    Relation: Asian Journal of Social Psychology,Volume 13, Issue 3, Pages 185-194
    Data Type: article
    DOI 連結: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-839X.2010.01328.x
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-839X.2010.01328.x
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