Does Spirituality Represent the Sixth Factor of Personality? Spiritual Transcendence and the Five-Factor Model

  title={Does Spirituality Represent the Sixth Factor of Personality? Spiritual Transcendence and the Five-Factor Model},
  author={Ralph L. Piedmont},
  journal={Journal of Personality},
  • R. Piedmont
  • Published 1 December 1999
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Personality
This study reports on the development of the Spiritual Transcendence Scale, a measure designed to capture aspects of the individual that are independent of the qualities contained in the Five-Factor Model of Personality (FFM). Using two separate samples of undergraduate students including both self-report (Ns = 379 and 356) and observer data (N = 279), it was shown that Spiritual Transcendence: (a) was independent of measures of the FFM; (b) evidenced good cross-observer convergence; and (c… 

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