The investigation examined the understanding of spirituality as related to the sense of self. Self-reports from semi-structured interviews of participants with a stated value for spirituality are analyzed inductively. Using a Rogerian understanding of self, the analysis identified six themes related to how participants understand spirituality as related to their sense of self. The themes demonstrate that spirituality is a key dimension to self understanding and is part of relationships, social engagement, an understanding of meaning and purpose in life, and an overall sense of happiness and joy.
Spirituality, Self, Inductive Analysis
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Kavar, L. F. (2015). Spirituality and the Sense of Self: An Inductive Analysis. The Qualitative Report, 20(5), 697-711. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol20/iss5/11