Death Positivity Bias on People in the Air Force

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Death Positivity Bias on People in the Air Force Da’Keisha Jett University of Kentucky
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Abstract The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of post-traumatic stress disorder on the death positivity bias. A reliability analysis was conducted on the data. Although a reliability of Cronbach’s ALPHA .8 or above is desire, the reliability of this measure could not be raised above Cronbach’s ALPHA =.779. A factorial ANOVA was conducted to determine the main effects between the independent variables, mortaility and mental health.
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Death Positivity Bias on People in the Air Force The tendency to think more highly of a person if they are dead then when they are alive is known as the Death Positivity Bias. Studies have been conducted to evaluate people’s perception of others based on their accomplishments in life and whether those individuals are valued if they are dead or alive. In Scott Allison’s work on the Death Positivity Bias, he evaluates individual’s appraisals on leaders, specifically those in politics. The leader is either dead or alive but their leadership is equivalent. This study says that once a leader has passed away he or she is praised more than they were when they were alive. There are statues, monuments, and even buildings named and built in their honor. There were five studies conducted that manipulated whether the individual the participants read about was alive or dead and what leadership role they played. The results were people exalted dead leaders more, judging them to be effective and inspirational (Allison 127). For the present study, the dimension chosen to evaluate was the Air Force. There were
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