Introduction: This study aims to explore how older people structure the subjectivity that accompanies the development of gerotranscendence in late adulthood within a specific sociocultural context. Method: Q methodology, a common method for assessing subjectivity, was applied. Results: The four subjective frames of reference that accompany the development of gerotranscendence, represented by four corresponding Q-factors, were (a) generation awareness, (b) awareness of aging, (c) awareness of the big picture of life, and (d) awareness of temporality. Discussion: The subjective frames of reference that characterize the development of gerotranscendence in late adulthood are closely related to cultural and psychosocial environmental influences over the course of an individual’s life.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Transcultural Nursing|
|Publication status||Published - 2021 May|
- Q methodology
- late adulthood
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