SPIRITUALITY: ITS PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONALIZATION VIA MEASUREMENT OF INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES: A CZECH PERSPECTIVE
After a brief history of the concept of spirituality in psychology and of its operationalization, the authors present their own apprehension and their own new method called Prague Spirituality Questionnaire, designed with respect to the specific spiritual landscape of the Czech Republic. Data from 410 subjects, mostly college students, were collected and analyzed. Factor analysis with oblique rotation yielded three factors meaningfully related to those of other researchers but adding new dimensions accounting for aspects of spirituality not included by earlier studies, namely, Eco-Spirituality and Moral Involvement. Results are discussed in the context of recent research. Directions for future studies in the field are suggested.
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