The relationship of spirituality, self-transcendence, and social support to morale in chronically ill elderly
AuthorVan Lent, Diane
KeywordsChronic diseases -- Psychological aspects.
Chronically ill -- Social conditions.
Older people -- Diseases.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe relationship of spirituality, self-transcendence, and social support to morale in chronically ill elderly was the focus of this research study. The research was based upon a developmental framework of aging. Individuals answered questionnaires regarding their perspectives on the above variables to determine how significantly the variables related to feelings of morale. Findings revealed that self-transcendence and social support were significantly correlated with morale in this population. No significant relationship between spirituality and morale was found. Self-transcendence and social support together accounted for 45% of the variance in predicting morale in the chronically ill elderly. Findings also revealed existing relationships between spirituality and gender, education level and social support, and length of illness and social support.
Degree ProgramGraduate College