An empirical study of the relationship between spiritually-related variables and depression in hospitalized adults

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Title:
An empirical study of the relationship between spiritually-related variables and depression in hospitalized adults
Author:
Brauchler, Debra Sue, 1952-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The relationship of spiritual perspective, self-transcendence, and philosophical orientation of treatment program to level of depression was the focus of this research study. The research was guided by a lifespan developmental framework of spirituality in which spirituality is regarded as a resource for mental health that can emerge during critical life events such as hospitalization for major depression. Individuals answered questionnaires regarding their perspective on the above variables. Findings revealed that self-transcendence was significantly related to level of depression. No significant relationship between spirituality and level of depression was found when the group was analyzed as a whole; however, when analyzed by treatment group, the Christian treatment group did show a significant negative relationship. Self-transcendence accounted for 58% of the variance in predicting depression in adults hospitalized with major depression. Findings also revealed existing relationships between spirituality and education level, previous psychiatric hospitalizations, and perceived mental and physical health.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Religion, General.; Health Sciences, Mental Health.; Psychology, Clinical.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Reed, Pamela

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAn empirical study of the relationship between spiritually-related variables and depression in hospitalized adultsen_US
dc.creatorBrauchler, Debra Sue, 1952-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBrauchler, Debra Sue, 1952-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe relationship of spiritual perspective, self-transcendence, and philosophical orientation of treatment program to level of depression was the focus of this research study. The research was guided by a lifespan developmental framework of spirituality in which spirituality is regarded as a resource for mental health that can emerge during critical life events such as hospitalization for major depression. Individuals answered questionnaires regarding their perspective on the above variables. Findings revealed that self-transcendence was significantly related to level of depression. No significant relationship between spirituality and level of depression was found when the group was analyzed as a whole; however, when analyzed by treatment group, the Christian treatment group did show a significant negative relationship. Self-transcendence accounted for 58% of the variance in predicting depression in adults hospitalized with major depression. Findings also revealed existing relationships between spirituality and education level, previous psychiatric hospitalizations, and perceived mental and physical health.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectReligion, General.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Mental Health.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Clinical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorReed, Pamelaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1348467en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27570514en_US
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