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Spirituality was measured using the Spiritual Well-Being Scale, a 20-item self-report measure that assesses religious well-being and existential well-being.
26) The most widely used instrument designed for measuring general spirituality is the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS) developed by psychologists Paloutzian and Ellison.
In an attempt to further explore the covariates of religiosity and spirituality, Ellison and Paloutzian (Ellison, 1983; Paloutzian & Ellison, 1982) coined the term "spiritual well-being" in their development of the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS).
The survey also included the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (Ellison & Smith, 1991).
These variables were measured with the following standardized instruments: the Family Hardiness Index (McCubbin & Thompson, 1991), the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (Paloutzian & Ellison, 1982), and the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory (Coopersmith, 1967).
Ellison as he developed the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (Ellison, 1983).
This study examined a five-factor model of the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS; Ellison, 1983) proposed by Miller, Fleming, and Brown-Anderson (1998).
The Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWS; Ellison, 1983; Ellison & Smith, 1991) is a 20-item self-report scale where participants rate item endorsement on a 1 to 6 likert scale.