AuthorEllermann, Caroline Rae
AdvisorReed, Pamela G.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe purpose of this study is to examine whether self transcendence is manifested in generally healthy younger middle-aged and later middle-aged adult phases and to explore its potential correlates. The research was guided by a life-span development framework of self-transcendence. Participant's perspective of their current life situation was measured using three questionnaires: Demographic and Health-Related Information, Self-Transcendence Scale, and Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale. Findings revealed high levels of self-transcendence in both groups and moderately high levels of depression in early adults. For all ages, depression was significantly higher in females. Self-transcendence and depression were inversely related. The STS was supported as a valid instrument for assessing self-transcendence in middle-aged adults. This research expanded nursing knowledge about self-transcendence in two phases of adult life not previously studied.
Degree ProgramGraduate College