In this project, my focus is on the motivational aspect of self-transcendence (ST). In the literature, ST has long been an important concept in various lines of research, from personality traits an d transpersonal psychological states to spiritual care. After reviewing the different conceptions of the multidimensional construct, I conclude that Frankl’s two-factor model of ST represents the most helpful perspective for research and intervention.
A major part of this project is to validate a 17-item ST Measure based on the defining themes of ST, such as serving something greater than oneself and appreciating and pursuing the classical ideals of truth, beauty, and goodness. The face validity of these items was screened by a group of graduate students taking a course on ST at the University of East London, and the reliability of these items has been established. Current research focuses on the validity of the scale. (Read more at http://bit.ly/29qY41H) ... [more]