publication . Article . Other literature type . 1999

Does Spirituality Represent the Sixth Factor of Personality? Spiritual Transcendence and the Five-Factor Model

Piedmont, Ralph L.;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 1999 Journal: Journal of Personality, volume 67, pages 985-1,013 (issn: 0022-3506, eissn: 1467-6494, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
This study reports on the development of the Spiritual Transcendence Scale, a measure designed to capture aspects of the individual that are independent of the qualities contained in the Five-Factor Model of Personality (FFM). Using two separate samples of undergraduate students including both self-report (Ns = 379 and 356) and observer data (N = 279), it was shown that Spiritual Transcendence: (a) was independent of measures of the FFM; (b) evidenced good cross-observer convergence; and (c) predicted a wide range of psychologically salient outcomes, even after controlling for the predictive effects of personality. Given the long theoretical pedigree of Transcen...
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