J Korean Acad Nurs.  2007 Apr;37(3):334-342.

Development of a Scale to Measure Korean Ego-integrity in Older Adults

  • 1College of Nursing, Korea University, Korea.
  • 2Margaret Pritchard University, Korea.
  • 3College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University, Korea.
  • 4College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea.
  • 5Department of Nursing, Hanyang University, Korea.
  • 6Department of Nursing, Hallym University, Korea.
  • 7Department of Nursing, Kongju National University, Korea.
  • 8College of Nursing, Seoul National University, Korea.
  • 9College of Nursing, Yonsei University, Korea. kyunglee@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
  • 10Department of Nursing, Inha University, Korea.
  • 11Red CrossCollege of Nursing, Korea.
  • 12Department of Nursing, Korea National Open University, Korea.
  • 13Department of Nursing, Dong-Eui University, Korea.
  • 14Deparment of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Korea.


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.


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