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ERIC Number: EJ985625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0091-4150
Development of the Gerotranscendence Scale Type 2: Japanese Version
Hoshino, Kazumi; Zarit, Steven H.; Nakayama, Makoto
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v75 n3 p217-237 2012
This study developed the Japanese version of the Gerotranscendence Scale Type 2 (the GST2) and examined reliability and validity of the scale. In Japan, 525 community-dwelling older adults (Male = 260, Female = 265) answered a questionnaire. An exploratory factor analysis of the Japanese version of the GST2 revealed the same three-factor structure including the Dimensions of the Cosmic, the Coherence, and the Solitude, which had been reported by Tornstam with the omission of item 1. Reliability and construct validity of the Japanese version of the GST2 were confirmed. These findings provide support for use of the Japanese version of the GST2 as a measure of lifespan development among the oldest old in Japan. The GST2 can be applicable not only for older adults in Sweden but also for older adults in Japan. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan; Sweden