Spiritual Attitude and Involvement List (SAIL)

Spiritual Attitude and Involvement List (SAIL)
de Jager Meezenbroek et al‚ 2012
1.    I approach the world with trust
2.    It is important to me that I can do things for others
3.    In difficult times‚ I maintain my inner peace
4.    I know what my position is in life
5.    The beauty of nature moves me
6.    I accept that I am not in full control of the course of my life
7.    I am receptive to other people’s suffering
8.    I accept that I am not able to influence everything
9.    Whatever happens‚ I am able to cope with life
10.There is a God or higher power in my life that gives me guidance
11.I am aware that each life has its own tragedy
12.I experience the things I do as meaningful
13.I try to take life as it comes
14.When I am in nature‚ I feel a sense of connection*
15.I accept that life will inevitably sometimes bring me pain*
16.I try to make a meaningful contribution to society*
17.My life has meaning and purpose *
18.I want to mean something to others*
19.I have had experiences during which the nature of reality became apparent to me
20.I have had experiences in which I seemed to merge with a power or force greater than myself
21.I have had experiences in which all things seemed to be part of a greater whole
22.I talk about spiritual themes with others (themes such as the meaning in life‚ death or religion)
23.I have had experiences where everything seemed perfect
24.I meditate or pray‚ or take time in other ways to find inner peace
25.I have had experiences where I seemed to rise above myself
26.I attend sessions‚ workshops‚ etc. that are focused on spirituality or religion
For most items: “1”not at all‚ “2” hardly at all‚ “3” somewhat‚ “4” to a reasonable degree‚ “5” to a high degree‚ “6” to a very high degree
 For items 19-26: “1” never‚ “2” seldom‚ “3” sometimes‚ “4” regularly‚ “5” often‚ “6” very often
Meaningfulness 4‚ 12‚ 17
Trust 1‚ 3‚ 9‚ 13
Acceptance 6‚ 8‚ 11‚ 15
Caring for Others 2‚ 7‚ 16‚ 18
Connectedness with Nature 5‚ 14
Transcendent Experiences 19‚ 20‚ 21‚ 23‚ 25
Spiritual Activities 10‚ 22‚ 24‚ 26

de Jager Meezenbroek‚ E. C.‚ Garssen‚ B.‚ van den Berg‚ M.‚ Tuytel‚ G.‚ van Dierendonck‚ D.‚ Visser‚ A.‚ & Schaufeli‚ W. B. (2012). Measuring Spirituality as a Universal Human Experience: Development of the Spiritual Attitude and Involvement List (SAIL)‚ Journal of Psychosocial Oncology‚ 30(2): 141-167