Distinct Expressions of Vital Spirituality

As the interest in non-institutional spirituality increases, it is unclear which aspects of the multidimensional construct are vital. We thus developed an open 40-item questionnaire to measure distinct expressions of spirituality and tested it in 488 healthy individuals. Reliability and factor analy...

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Published in:Journal of religion and health
Authors: Büssing, Arndt 1962-; Matthiessen, Peter F. 1944-2019; Ostermann, Thomas (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2007]
In:Journal of religion and health
Year: 2007, Volume: 46, Issue: 2, Pages: 267-286
Further subjects:B questionnaire
B Spirituality and religiosity
B transcendence conviction
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:As the interest in non-institutional spirituality increases, it is unclear which aspects of the multidimensional construct are vital. We thus developed an open 40-item questionnaire to measure distinct expressions of spirituality and tested it in 488 healthy individuals. Reliability and factor analysis resulted in an instrument with seven factors (Cronbach's a = 0.942): "Prayer, trust in God and shelter", "Insight, awareness and wisdom", "Transcendence conviction", "Compassion, generosity and patience", "Conscious interactions", "Gratitude, reverence and respect" and "Equanimity". This explorative research tool may give relevant information for health cares and chaplains, and provides insights in distinct aspects of vital spirituality.
ISSN:1573-6571
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal of religion and health
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/s10943-006-9068-z