Self-Transcendence Scale (STS)

1. ha‎ving hobbies or interests I can enjoy
2. Accepting myself as I grow older.
3. Being involved with other people or my community when possible
4. Adjusting well to my present life situation.
5. Adjusting to the changes in my physical ability.
6. Sharing my wisdom or experience with others.
7. Finding meaning in my past experiences.
8. Helping younger people or others in some way.
9. ha‎ving an interest in continuing to learn about things.
10. Putting aside some things that I once thought were so important.
11. Accepting death as a part of life.
12. Finding meaning in my spiritual beliefs.
13. Letting others help me when I may need it.
14. Enjoying my pace of life.
15. Dwelling on my past unmet dreams or goals.
Thank you very much for completing these questions. Do you have any comments?
 
This instrument can be found on page 214 of “INTERDEPENDENCE OF SPIRITUALITY AND WELL-BEING AMONG KOREAN ELDERS AND FAMILY CAREGIVERS”. Available online at: https://www.nursing.arizona.edu/Library/081_Kim_Suk-Sun.pdf
 
1=Not at all‚ 2=Very little‚ 3=Somewhat‚ 4=Very much
 

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