Attitude Toward Euthanasia Scale: Psychometric Properties and Relations With Religious Orientation, Personality, and Life Satisfaction

Academic Article


  • End-of-life decisions (ELDs) represent a controversial subject, with ethical dilemmas and empirical ambiguities that stand at the intersection of ethics and medicine. In a non-Western population, we examined individual differences in perceiving ELDs that end the life of a patient as acceptable and found that an attitude toward euthanasia (ATE) scale consists of 2 factors representing voluntary and nonvoluntary euthanasia. Also, acceptance of ELDs that end the life of a patient negatively correlated with life satisfaction, honesty-humility, conscientiousness, and intrinsic and extrinsic personal motivation toward religion. These findings provided additional construct validity of the ATE scale. © The Author(s) 2013.
  • Authors

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 10409251
  • Author List

  • Aghababaei N; Wasserman JA
  • Start Page

  • 781
  • End Page

  • 785
  • Volume

  • 30
  • Issue

  • 8