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J Psychol. 1999 Jul;133(4):369-75.

The structure and correlates of kanashibari.

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California School of Professional Psychology 93727-2014, USA.

Abstract

The present research is an examination of the parameters and correlates of kanashibari, operationally defined as being unable to move upon awakening or before falling asleep. Nonclinical Japanese individuals (N = 720), 34% of whom reported an experience of kanashibari at least once, were administered D. I. Templer's (1970) Death Anxiety Scale, R. Brown's (1990) Locus of Control Scale, and a questionnaire devised by the authors to collect information about kanashibari. The results showed that the kanashibari experience was positively correlated with death anxiety, with being a woman, and with external-other locus of control; this last measure assessed the extent to which these individuals felt that their lives were determined by fate, good luck, or chance.

PMID:
10412218
DOI:
10.1080/00223989909599749
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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