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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157821
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Interdependence of Spirituality and Well-Being in the Family Caregiving
Abstract:
The Interdependence of Spirituality and Well-Being in the Family Caregiving
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2006
Author:Kim, Suk-Sun, PhD(c)
P.I. Institution Name:University of Arizona
Title:Research Assistant
Contact Address:4601 E Skyline Drive #220, Tucson, AZ, 85718, USA
Contact Telephone:520-626-7515
Purpose: The purpose of this quantitative study is to explore interdependence of spirituality and well-being among older adults and their family caregivers in Korea. Background: While religion is typically regarded as a more social process, spirituality is defined in part by its highly individualistic nature (Goddard, 2000; Tanyi, 2000; Wright, 2005). However, because family members are by definition interdependent and affect one another in various ways, in situations where a family member is providing essential caregiving for an elder family member, the degree of congruence in spiritual views may influence the well-being of the older adult. Spirituality may be better understood then, not only as an intrapersonal experience, but also as an interpersonal as well as transpersonal process because relationships are integral to one's experience of spirituality (Reed, 1992; Stoll, 1989; Wright, 2005). There is a dearth of published research into the potentially important question regarding the degree to which congruence between family caregiver and elder spirituality is related to well-being of the elder. Therefore, the following questions were proposed for study: 1) Is there a relationship in level of spirituality between older adults and the family caregiver? 2) Is there a relationship between the level of well-being in older adults and the family caregiver? 3) Is the relationship between elder and family caregiver's spirituality different in the different religious groups? 4) Does degree the of interdependence in level of spirituality influence the well-being of the older adult? 5) Does degree of interdependence in level of spirituality influence the well-being of the caregiver? Method: Sampling: A convenience and purposive sample will be used to recruit 100 elder-family caregiver dyads from five Korean elder community centers. Measurement: Multiple indicators of spirituality will be used: The Spiritual Perspective Scale (SPS) by Reed (1987), Self-Transcendence Scale (STS) by Reed (1986), the Purpose in Life (PIL) by Crumbaugh & Maholick (1986), and Organizational Religious Activity (ORA) by Koening et al., (2004)) will be measured in both elder and family caregivers to measure level of spirituality across multiple dimensions. The well-being of elders and family caregivers will be measured by four scales: depression (CES-D; Radloff, 1977), life satisfaction and positive and negative affect by Mroczek & Kolarz (1998). Analysis: Multi-level model will be used to test dyadic congruence of spirituality and well-being between older adults and their family caregiver, and to analyze the degree of interdependence of spirituality and well-being. The Significance of the Research: This study will help nurses to understand the interdependence of spirituality and well-being, and whether congruence in spirituality is significant to well-being in the context of family caregiving. It may also help inform nurses and families about the family spiritual caring process.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Interdependence of Spirituality and Well-Being in the Family Caregivingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157821-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Interdependence of Spirituality and Well-Being in the Family Caregiving</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kim, Suk-Sun, PhD(c)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Arizona</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research Assistant</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">4601 E Skyline Drive #220, Tucson, AZ, 85718, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">520-626-7515</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">skim@nursing.arizona.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this quantitative study is to explore interdependence of spirituality and well-being among older adults and their family caregivers in Korea. Background: While religion is typically regarded as a more social process, spirituality is defined in part by its highly individualistic nature (Goddard, 2000; Tanyi, 2000; Wright, 2005). However, because family members are by definition interdependent and affect one another in various ways, in situations where a family member is providing essential caregiving for an elder family member, the degree of congruence in spiritual views may influence the well-being of the older adult. Spirituality may be better understood then, not only as an intrapersonal experience, but also as an interpersonal as well as transpersonal process because relationships are integral to one's experience of spirituality (Reed, 1992; Stoll, 1989; Wright, 2005). There is a dearth of published research into the potentially important question regarding the degree to which congruence between family caregiver and elder spirituality is related to well-being of the elder. Therefore, the following questions were proposed for study: 1) Is there a relationship in level of spirituality between older adults and the family caregiver? 2) Is there a relationship between the level of well-being in older adults and the family caregiver? 3) Is the relationship between elder and family caregiver's spirituality different in the different religious groups? 4) Does degree the of interdependence in level of spirituality influence the well-being of the older adult? 5) Does degree of interdependence in level of spirituality influence the well-being of the caregiver? Method: Sampling: A convenience and purposive sample will be used to recruit 100 elder-family caregiver dyads from five Korean elder community centers. Measurement: Multiple indicators of spirituality will be used: The Spiritual Perspective Scale (SPS) by Reed (1987), Self-Transcendence Scale (STS) by Reed (1986), the Purpose in Life (PIL) by Crumbaugh &amp; Maholick (1986), and Organizational Religious Activity (ORA) by Koening et al., (2004)) will be measured in both elder and family caregivers to measure level of spirituality across multiple dimensions. The well-being of elders and family caregivers will be measured by four scales: depression (CES-D; Radloff, 1977), life satisfaction and positive and negative affect by Mroczek &amp; Kolarz (1998). Analysis: Multi-level model will be used to test dyadic congruence of spirituality and well-being between older adults and their family caregiver, and to analyze the degree of interdependence of spirituality and well-being. The Significance of the Research: This study will help nurses to understand the interdependence of spirituality and well-being, and whether congruence in spirituality is significant to well-being in the context of family caregiving. It may also help inform nurses and families about the family spiritual caring process.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:14:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:14:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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