ID 80838
Author
Kunikata, Hiroko Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kagawa Prefectural College of Health Sciences
Shiraishi, Yuko School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki
Nakajima, Kazuo Faculty of Health and Welfare Science, Okayama Prefectural University
Tanioka, Tetsuya Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Tomotake, Masahito Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
mental disorder
psychological comfortable space
self-esteem
social activity
ibasho
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
The purpose of this study was to demonstrate a causal model of the sense of
having psychological comfortable space that is call ‘ibasho’ in Japanese and self-esteem
in people with mental disorders who had difficulty in social activities. The subjects were
248 schizophrenia patients who were living in the community and receiving day care
treatment. Data were collected from December 2007 to April 2009 using the Scale for the
Sense of ibasho for persons with mentally ill (SSI) and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale
(RSES), and analyzed for cross-validation of construct validity by conducting covariance
structure analysis. A relationship between the sense of having comfortable space and
self-esteem was investigated. Multiple indicator models of the sense of having psychological
comfortable space and self-esteem were evaluated using structural equation modeling.
Furthermore, the SSI scores were compared between the high- and low-self-esteem
groups. The path coefficient from the sense of having comfortable space to self-esteem
was significant (0.80). High-self-esteem group scored significantly higher in the SSI
subscales, ‘the sense of recognizing my true self’ and ‘the sense of recognizing deep personto-
person relationships’ than the low-self-esteem group. It was suggested that in order
to help people with mental disorders improve self-esteem, it might be useful to support
them in a way they can enhance the sense of having comfortable space.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
58
Issue
1-2
Start Page
56
End Page
62
Sort Key
56
Published Date
2011-02
Remark
The journal of medical investigation : http://medical.med.tokushima-u.ac.jp/jmi/index.html
EDB ID
FullText File
language
eng
departments
Medical Sciences