Psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the Self-Transcendence Scale among very old people
2015 (English)In: Journal of Nursing Measurement, ISSN 1061-3749, Vol. 23, no 1, 96-111 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study tested the psychometric properties of a Swedish version of the Self-Transcendence Scale (STS).
METHODS: Cohen's weighted kappa, agreement, absolute reliability, relative reliability, and internal consistency were calculated, and the underlying structure of the STS was established by exploratory factor analysis. There were 2 samples available: 1 including 194 people aged 85-103 years and a convenience sample of 60 people aged 21-69 years.
RESULTS: Weighted kappa values ranged from .40 to .89. The intraclass correlation coefficient for the original STS was .763, and the least significant change between repeated tests was 6.25 points.
CONCLUSION: The revised STS was found to have satisfactory psychometric properties, and 2 of the 4 underlying dimensions in Reed's self-transcendence theory were supported.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2015. Vol. 23, no 1, 96-111 p.
Reed, Self-transcendence, psychometrics, validation studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-105510DOI: 10.1891/1061-3718.104.22.168PubMedID: 25985498OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-105510DiVA: diva2:826418