Spirituality Scale Ceiling Effects and Near-Death Experiences: An Exploratory Study

One of 800 articles in the title: Journal of Near-Death Studies available on this site.

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

Description

Abstract: A common theme noted among near-death experiencers (NDErs) is the affirmation of increased spirituality after their near-death experiences (NDEs). This study focused on the question of whether the Human Spirituality Scale (HSS), a commonly used spirituality measure, would exhibit a ceiling effect among NDErs. Thirty-seven participants from eight countries participated in the online study. HSS scores were compared with NDE Scale (Greyson, 1990) scores and demographic information. Results revealed no ceiling effect but revealed a positive correlation between the HSS and the NDE Scale. Additionally, exploratory post-hoc analysis was conducted on participant subgroups, comparing males and females and participants ... continued below

Physical Description

23 p.

Creation Information

Rominger, Ryan A. Winter 2011.

Context

This article is part of the collection entitled: Journal of Near-Death Studies and was provided by UNT Libraries to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 442 times , with 7 in the last month . More information about this article can be viewed below.

Who

People and organizations associated with either the creation of this article or its content.

Author

  • Rominger, Ryan A. Ryan A. Rominger, Ph.D., Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA

Publisher

Provided By

UNT Libraries

With locations on the Denton campus of the University of North Texas and one in Dallas, UNT Libraries serves the school and the community by providing access to physical and online collections; The Portal to Texas History and UNT Digital Libraries; academic research, and much, much more.

Contact Us

What

Descriptive information to help identify this article. Follow the links below to find similar items on the Digital Library.

Titles

Description

Abstract: A common theme noted among near-death experiencers (NDErs) is the affirmation of increased spirituality after their near-death experiences (NDEs). This study focused on the question of whether the Human Spirituality Scale (HSS), a commonly used spirituality measure, would exhibit a ceiling effect among NDErs. Thirty-seven participants from eight countries participated in the online study. HSS scores were compared with NDE Scale (Greyson, 1990) scores and demographic information. Results revealed no ceiling effect but revealed a positive correlation between the HSS and the NDE Scale. Additionally, exploratory post-hoc analysis was conducted on participant subgroups, comparing males and females and participants from India and the United States. Finally, preliminary findings regarding four NDErs self-identified as atheist/agnostic are described.

Physical Description

23 p.

Notes

"[The Journal of Near-Death Studies] is the only peer-reviewed scholarly journal (ISSN 0891-4494) devoted exclusively to the field of near-death studies. It is cross-disciplinary and published quarterly."

Source

  • Journal of Near-Death Studies, 30(2), International Association for Near-Death Studies, Winter 2011, pp. 83-105

Language

Item Type

Identifier

Unique identifying numbers for this article in the Digital Library or other systems.

  • OCLC: 14781775 | External Link
  • ISSN: 0891-4494
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 88-648131
  • Library of Congress Control Number: sn 86-2701
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc461703

Publication Information

  • Publication Title: Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Volume: 30
  • Issue: 2
  • Page Start: 83
  • Page End: 105
  • Pages: 23

Collections

This article is part of the following collection of related materials.

Journal of Near-Death Studies

The Journal of Near-Death Studies is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal devoted to the field of near-death studies. It is published on a quarterly basis by the International Association for Near-Death Studies. The Journal began publication in 1982 under the name Anabiosis which was changed to its current title in 1986 with the start of Volume 6.

What responsibilities do I have when using this article?

When

Dates and time periods associated with this article.

Creation Date

  • Winter 2011

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Dec. 4, 2014, 2:16 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Jan. 28, 2016, 6:01 p.m.

Usage Statistics

When was this article last used?

Yesterday: 0
Past 30 days: 7
Total Uses: 442

Interact With This Article

Here are some suggestions for what to do next.

Start Reading

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

International Image Interoperability Framework

IIF Logo

We support the IIIF Presentation API

Rominger, Ryan A. Spirituality Scale Ceiling Effects and Near-Death Experiences: An Exploratory Study, article, Winter 2011; Durham, North Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461703/: accessed July 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .