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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158018
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Latino Cultural Identification and Spiritual Perspective
Abstract:
Latino Cultural Identification and Spiritual Perspective
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2006
Author:Campesino, Maureen, PhD, RN, PsyNP
P.I. Institution Name:Arizona State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:5025 N Tortolita Road, Tucson, AZ, 85745, USA
Contact Telephone:520-248-2141
Co-Authors:Edward A. Greenberg, PhD; Gary E. Schwartz, PhD; and Michael J. Belyea, PhD
Background: There is a large body of research exploring relationships between spiritual perspective and health or illness, and numerous instruments have been developed for empirical investigations of these relationships. Few studies, however, examine the role of spirituality in health from the perspectives of Latina/o people. Further, available instruments measuring spiritual perspectives are not grounded in Latino cultural values. The Latina/o Spiritual Perspective Scale (LSPS), based on Latina/o theology and cultural values, was developed to provide a culturally relevant measure of spiritual perspectives among Latino populations (Campesino & Schwartz, 2005). Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of culture on spirituality using the Latina/o Spiritual Perspective Scale (LSPS). It was hypothesized that (1) there would be statistically significant differences in LSPS scores between Latinos and non-Latinos and (2) Latinos who have a stronger identification with their Latino cultural heritage as measured by the Orthogonal Cultural Identification Scale (OCIS) would have higher scores on the LSPS than Latinos with a weaker cultural identification. Method: The LSPS and the OCIS were administered to a convenience sample of 257 Latino and non-Latino college students in a large southwestern U.S. city. Results: The 32 item LSPS had a Cronbach's alpha of .93. Latino students scored significantly higher on the LSPS than did non-Latinos, t(237) = 6.27, p < .001. The stronger the identification with Latino culture, the higher the LSPS score, F(2,234) = 18.50, p < .001. The stronger the identification with Anglo culture, the lower the LSPS scores, F(1,234) = 6.50, p = .011.
Conclusion: These findings provide beginning support of the LSPS as a valid, culturally relevant measure of spiritual perspectives among Latinos. More relevant and accurate understandings of faith experiences among Latinos will be obtained in research studies if Latino cultural values are incorporated in the study design and measurement. Funding: This research was supported by NIH grant P20 AT00774 (Gary E. Schwartz, PI) from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NCCAM or NIH.
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.titleLatino Cultural Identification and Spiritual Perspectiveen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158018-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Latino Cultural Identification and Spiritual Perspective</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">Campesino, Maureen, PhD, RN, PsyNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Arizona State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">5025 N Tortolita Road, Tucson, AZ, 85745, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">520-248-2141</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">maureen.campesino@asu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Edward A. Greenberg, PhD; Gary E. Schwartz, PhD; and Michael J. Belyea, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: There is a large body of research exploring relationships between spiritual perspective and health or illness, and numerous instruments have been developed for empirical investigations of these relationships. Few studies, however, examine the role of spirituality in health from the perspectives of Latina/o people. Further, available instruments measuring spiritual perspectives are not grounded in Latino cultural values. The Latina/o Spiritual Perspective Scale (LSPS), based on Latina/o theology and cultural values, was developed to provide a culturally relevant measure of spiritual perspectives among Latino populations (Campesino &amp; Schwartz, 2005). Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of culture on spirituality using the Latina/o Spiritual Perspective Scale (LSPS). It was hypothesized that (1) there would be statistically significant differences in LSPS scores between Latinos and non-Latinos and (2) Latinos who have a stronger identification with their Latino cultural heritage as measured by the Orthogonal Cultural Identification Scale (OCIS) would have higher scores on the LSPS than Latinos with a weaker cultural identification. Method: The LSPS and the OCIS were administered to a convenience sample of 257 Latino and non-Latino college students in a large southwestern U.S. city. Results: The 32 item LSPS had a Cronbach's alpha of .93. Latino students scored significantly higher on the LSPS than did non-Latinos, t(237) = 6.27, p &lt; .001. The stronger the identification with Latino culture, the higher the LSPS score, F(2,234) = 18.50, p &lt; .001. The stronger the identification with Anglo culture, the lower the LSPS scores, F(1,234) = 6.50, p = .011.<br/>Conclusion: These findings provide beginning support of the LSPS as a valid, culturally relevant measure of spiritual perspectives among Latinos. More relevant and accurate understandings of faith experiences among Latinos will be obtained in research studies if Latino cultural values are incorporated in the study design and measurement. Funding: This research was supported by NIH grant P20 AT00774 (Gary E. Schwartz, PI) from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NCCAM or NIH.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:25:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:25:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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