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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158269
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Spirituality, Self-transcendence and Health Factors in Homeless Adults
Abstract:
Spirituality, Self-transcendence and Health Factors in Homeless Adults
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2002
Author:Runquist, Jennifer
P.I. Institution Name:University of Arizona
Contact Address:College of Nursing, PO Box 210203, Tucson, AZ, 85721-0203, USA
The purpose of this descriptive study was to explore relationships among well-being, spiritual perspective, self-transcendence, health status and fatigue in homeless men and women. Research into these variables may provide new nursing knowledge relevant to this vulnerable population. A theoretical model based upon Rogers' Science of Unitary Human Beings and Reed's Theory of Self-Transcendence was constructed and tested. Positive correlations were expected among spiritual perspective, self-transcendence and well-being. Additionally, a negative association was expected between fatigue and well-being. No direction of association was predicted among health status and well-being. Data were collected from a convenience sample of 61 homeless men and women from two homeless shelters. Results from bivariate correlational statistics indicated that spiritual perspective, self-transcendence and health status were significantly and positively associated with well-being in this sample. Fatigue was significantly and negatively associated with well-being. Additionally, multiple regression analysis revealed that self-transcendence and health status were significant predictors of well-being, explaining 60% of the variance. A long-term goal of this research focus is to improve homeless clients' health and well-being through interventions that assist them in finding meaning in the experience of homelessness. Further research is needed to elucidate the relationship between self-transcendence and well-being as it is uniquely expressed among homeless persons.
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.titleSpirituality, Self-transcendence and Health Factors in Homeless Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158269-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Spirituality, Self-transcendence and Health Factors in Homeless Adults</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Runquist, Jennifer</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-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, PO Box 210203, Tucson, AZ, 85721-0203, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">runquistj@nursing.arizona.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this descriptive study was to explore relationships among well-being, spiritual perspective, self-transcendence, health status and fatigue in homeless men and women. Research into these variables may provide new nursing knowledge relevant to this vulnerable population. A theoretical model based upon Rogers' Science of Unitary Human Beings and Reed's Theory of Self-Transcendence was constructed and tested. Positive correlations were expected among spiritual perspective, self-transcendence and well-being. Additionally, a negative association was expected between fatigue and well-being. No direction of association was predicted among health status and well-being. Data were collected from a convenience sample of 61 homeless men and women from two homeless shelters. Results from bivariate correlational statistics indicated that spiritual perspective, self-transcendence and health status were significantly and positively associated with well-being in this sample. Fatigue was significantly and negatively associated with well-being. Additionally, multiple regression analysis revealed that self-transcendence and health status were significant predictors of well-being, explaining 60% of the variance. A long-term goal of this research focus is to improve homeless clients' health and well-being through interventions that assist them in finding meaning in the experience of homelessness. Further research is needed to elucidate the relationship between self-transcendence and well-being as it is uniquely expressed among homeless persons.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:40:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:40:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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