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Spirituality and Self-Actualization .

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College of Nursing - University of Bohol

Publication Information

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Title
Academe University of Bohol Graduate School and Professional Studies Journal
Frequency
Annual
Publication Date
September 2013
Volume
2
Page(s)
43-56

Abstract

Spirituality is considered as an important factor in the development of self-actualization among oldet adults as stated in the theory on Attaining Self-Actualization among Older Adults. This study validated this assumption f the theory. This descriptive-correlated study utilized a multi-stage sample of 180 senior citizens in Tagbilaran City,Bohol. A 3-part instrument package was utilized to (1) describe the respondents' demographic profile and obtain measures for their (2) spirituality using the 12-item Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well Being Scale (FACIT-sp) and (3) self-actualization using a 16-item questionnaire developed by Boyum (2004). A Somer's d analysis indicated that spirituality of the older adult is significantly correlated with self-actualization (p=.019). this study revealed that older adults with a strong sense of spirituality tend to be more self-actualized.

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