Journal of Theory Construction and Testing

Journal of Theory Construction and Testing is a magazine specializing in Science topics.

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 2, Fall

Measuring Spirituality: Conceptual and Methodological Considerations
Abstract:Measuring spirituality is difficult because multiple, competing definitions exist. None of the definitions may be congruent with the spirituality of a specific population, such as racially and ethnically diverse persons. The lack of conceptual...
Self-Transcendence, Illness Distress, and Quality of Life among Liver Transplant Recipients
Abstract:Liver transplantation is the treatment of choice for chronic liver disease. While quality of life has been reported to increase following liver transplantation, living with a transplanted organ offers many challenges to recipients including...
Spirituality and Quality of Life in Chronic Illness
Abstract:Chronic illness presents challenges and opportunities to the person affected. Persons with chronic illness have identified spirituality as a resource that promotes quality of life. Few authors and researchers have considered spirituality as...
Spirituality, Connectedness & Ultimate Concern
The guest editor for this issue JTCT(Vol. 10, No. 2) is Dr. Jennifer Gray. Associate Dean of doctoral programs and George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor of Nursing at The University of Texas (Arlington) School of Nursing, Dr. Gray is a recognized expert...
Understanding Spiritual Meaning Making with Older Adults
Abstract:This article presents results of a study of twenty four African American and Jewish older adults who share personal narratives in which they reflected on memories of spiritually significant, critical life events. Their life stories about spiritual...
Unitary: A Concept for Analysis
Abstract:Unitary- whole and indivisible or an integration of components? Since Martha Roger's introduction of the concept unitary into the nursing literature in 1970, the concept unitary has been misunderstood. An exploration across the literature in...