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Table 2 Correlations of fears about death

From: Differences in well-being and fear of death among female hospice employees and volunteers in Hungary

CorrelationsPerceived stress total scoresVital exhaustion total scoresBDI total scoresWHO well-being total scoresAge
VolunteerPaid staffVolunteerPaid staffVolunteerPaid staffVolunteerPaid staffVolunteerPaid staff
Fear of the dying process0.34*0.41***0.36*0.35***0.30*0.35***− 0.24+− 0.38***0.07− 0.00
Fear of the dead0.140.130.170.080.040.08−0.03− 0.12− 0.17− 0.25**
Fear of being destroyed0.110.010.20−0.010.170.05−0.12−0.06− 0.01−0.14
Fear for significant others0.27+0.030.37*−0.030.11−0.03−0.18− 0.18*−0.15− 0.26**
Fear of the unknown−0.000.04−0.040.07−0.180.110.09−0.100.01−0.13
Fear of conscious death0.150.18*0.130.22*0.27+0.23*−0.03−0.33***−0.11− 0.11
Fear for the body after death0.230.27**0.060.27**0.030.19*−0.06− 0.30**0.11− 0.08
Fear of premature death0.200.46***0.36*0.41***0.25+0.40***−0.09− 0.49***−0.10− 0.14
  1. Note: Volunteers: N = 42–50, paid employees: N = 115–128. + p < 0.10, * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001. Bold indicates cases where there is a significant difference in the strength of the relationship between the two groups