Development of a scale to measure Korean ego-integrity in older adults

Sung Ok Chang, Eun Sook Kong, Kwuy Bun Kim, Nam Cho Kim, Ju Hee Kim, Chun Gill Kim, Hee Kyung Kim, Mi Soon Song, Soo Yeon Ahn, Kyung Ja Lee, Young Whee Lee, S. J. Chon, Nam Ok Cho, Myung Ok Cho, Kyung Sook Choi

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PURPOSE: Ego-integrity in older adults is the central concept related to quality of life in later life. Therefore, for effective interventions to enhance the quality of later life, a scale to measure ego-integrity in older adults is necessary. This study was carried out to develop a scale to measure ego-integrity in older adults. METHODS: This study utilized cronbach's alpha in analyzing the reliability of the collected data and expert group, and factor analysis and item analysis to analyze validity. RESULTS: Seventeen items were selected from a total of 21 items. Cronbach's alpha coefficient for internal consistency was .88 for the 17 items of ego-integrity in the older adults scale. Three factors evolved by factor analysis, which explained 50.71% of the total variance. CONCLUSIONS: The scale for measuring ego-integrity in Korean older adults in this study was evaluated as a tool with a high degree of reliability and validity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-342
Number of pages9
JournalTaehan Kanho Hakhoe chi
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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