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CORRELATES OF HAPPINESS Personal correlates of happiness Psychological characteristics Mental health Mental strength: positive mental health Specific strong points Perceived meaningfulness
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Perceived meaningfulness, purpose in life
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List of Publications on this Subject

Authors Title / Source Year DeVogler, K.L. Meaning in Life, Happiness and Life Satisfaction.
PhD Dissertation, Sierra University, California, 1989, USA
Debats, D.L. The Life Regard Index: Reliability and Validity.
Psychological Reports, 1990, Vol. 67, 27 - 34
Haeffner, G. Glück und Sinn. (Happiness and Meaning.)
Grom, B.;et al.;Eds.:"Glück: Auf der Suche nach dem Guten Leben." Ullstein Verlag, 1987, Frankfurt, Germany, 207 - 220
Noelle-Neumann, E. Politik und Glück. (Politics and Happiness).
Baier, H.;Ed.: "Freiheit und Sachzwang", West Deutscher Verlag, 1977, Opladen, Germany, 208 - 262
Reker, G.T. The Purpose-in-Life Test in an Inmate Population: An Empirical Investigation.
Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1977, Vol.33, 688 - 693
Reker, G.T.; Peacock, E.J.; Wong, P.T. Meaning and Purpose in Life and Well-Being: A Lifespan Perspective.
Journal of Gerontology, 1987, Vol. 42, 44 - 49
Brochman, G. Humanity and Happiness.
Victor Gollanncz, 1951, London, UK
Maton, K.I. Meaningful Involvement in Instrumental Activity and Well-Being: Studies of Older Adolescents and at Risk Urban Teen-Agers.
American Journal of Community Psychology, 1990, Vol. 18, 297 - 320
Debats, D.L. Meaning in Life. Psychometric, Clinical and Phenomenological Aspects.
Thesis University Groningen, 1996, Groningen, Netherlands
Emmons, R.A. La Contribution des Buts Personnels au Bonheur et au Sens à La Vie. (Personal Goals and Happiness).
Revue Québécoise de Psychologie, 1997, Vol. 18, 191 - 210
Steger, M.F.; Frazier, P.; Kaler, M.; Oishi, S. The Meaning in Life Questionnaire: Assessing the Presence of and Search for Meaning in Life.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2006, Vol. 53, 80 - 93
King, L.A.; Hicks, J.A.; Krull, J.L. Positive Affect and the Experience of Meaning of Life.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2006, Vol. 90, 179 - 196
Steger, M.F.; Kashdan, T.B. Stability and Specificity of Meaning in Life and Life Satisfaction over One Year.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2007, Vol. 8, 161 - 179
Heisel, M.J.; Flett, G.L. Purpose in Life, Satisfaction with Life, and Suicide Ideation in a Clinical Sample.
Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 2004, Vol. 26, 126 - 136
Kennedy, J.E.; Kanthamani, H.; Palmer, J. Psychic and Spiritual Experiences, Health, Well-Being, and Meaning in Life.
The Journal of Parapsychology, 1994, Vol. 58, 353 - 383
Veenhoven, R. Findings on Happiness and Anomy.
World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Finding report A6, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Printout 2009,
Veenhoven, R. Findings on Happiness and Meaning.
World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Finding report M5, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Printout 2009,
Delle-Fave, A.; Brdar, I.; Freire, T. The Eudaimonic and Hedonic Components of Happiness: Qualitative and Quantitative Findings.
Social Indicators Research, 2011, Vol. 100, 185 - 207
Baumeister, R.F.; Aaker, J.; Garbinsky, E.N.; Vohs, K.D. Some Key Differences between a Happy Life and a Meaningful Life.
Journal of Positive Psychology, 2013, Vol. 8, 505 - 516
Compton, W.C. Meaningfulness as a Mediator of Subjective Well-Being.
Psychological Reports, 2000, Vol. 87, 156 - 160
Schulenberg, S.E.; Buchanan, E.M.; Schnetzer, L.W. The Purpose in Life Test-Short Form: Development and Psychometric Support.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2011, vol. 12, 861 - 867
Morgan, J.; Farsides, T. Measuring Meaning in Life.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2009, Vol. 10, 197 - 214
Marshall, G.N.; Kusulas, J.; Wortman, C.B. Distinguishing Optimism From Pessimism: Relations to Fundamental Dimensions of Mood and Personality.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1992, Vol. 62, 1067 - 1074
Ventegodt, S.; Andersen, N.J.; Merrick, J. Quality of Life Philosophy I. Quality of Life, Happiness, and Meaning in Life.
The Scientific World Journal, 2003, Vol. 3, 1164 - 1175
Zika, S.; Chamberlain, K. On the Relation between Meaning in Life and Psychological Well-Being.
British Journal of Psychology, 1992, Vol. 83, 133 -145
Ang, R.P.; O, J. Association Between Caregiving, Meaning in Life, and Life Satisfaction Beyond 50 in an Asian Sample: Age as a Moderator.
Social Indicators Research, 2012, Vol. 108, 525 - 534
McMahan, E.A.; Estes, D. Hedonic Versus Eudaimonic Conceptions of Well-being: Evidence of Differential Associations With Self-reported Well-being
Social Indicators Research, 2011, Vol.103, 93 - 108
Martos, T.; Kézdy, A.; Sallay, V. Everyday Goals, Religious Motivations, and Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Emotions.
Studia Psychologica, 2013, Vol. 55, 221 - 227
Delle-Fave, A.; Brdar, I.; Vella-Brodrick, D.A. Religion, Spirituality, and Well-Being across Nations: The Eudaemonic and Hedonic Happiness Investigation.
Knoop,H.H.; Della-Fave, A.: Eds.: " Well-Being and Cultures: Perspectives from Positive Psychology", Springer, Dordrecht, 2013, Netherlands, 117 - 134
Steger, M.F.; Kawabata, Y.; Shimai, S. The Meaningful Life in Japan and the United States: Levels and Correlates of Meaning in Life.
Journal of Research in Personality, 2008, Vol. 42, 660 - 678
Costigan, C. L.; Koryzma, M. Acculturation and Adjustment Among Immigrant Chinese Parents: Mediating Role of Parenting Efficacy
Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58 (2), 183-196
Berry, J. W.; Phinney, J. S.; Sam, D.L.; Vedder, Immigrant Youth: Acculturation, Identity, and Adaptation
Applied Psychology: An International Review, 55(3), 303-332.
Sam, D.L. Psychological Adaptation of Adolescents with Immigrant Background
The Journal of Social Psychology, 140(1), 5-25.
Koydemir, S. Acculturation and subjective wellbeing: the case of Turkish ethnic youth in Germany
Journal of Youth Studies, 16(4), 460-473.
Scottham, K.M.; Dias, R. H. Acculturative Strategies and the Psychological Adaptation of Brazilian Migrants to Japan
Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 10: 284-303.
Schwartz, S. J.; Bersamin, M. M.; Hudson, ; Huynh, ; Kim, ; Krauss-Whitbourne, S.; Lee, R. M.; Park, I. J. K.; Umana-Taylor, A.J.; Vazsonyi, A. T.; Waterman, A.S.; Williams, M. K.; Zamboanga, B.L. Acculturation and Well-Being Among College Students From Immigrant Families
Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69(4), 298-318.
Burrow, A. L.; Ong, A. D.; Summer, R. Perceived Change in Life Satisfaction and Daily Negative Affect: The Moderating Role of Purpose in Life.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2014, Vol. 15, 579 - 592
Schulenberg, S.E.; Baczwaski, B. J.; Buchanan, E.M. Measuring Search for Meaning: A Factor-Analytic Evaluation of the Seeking of Noetic GoalsTest (SONG).
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2014, Vol. 15, 693 - 715
Debats, D.L.; Lubbe Van Der, P.M.; Wezeman, F.R. On the Psychometric Properties of the Life Regard Index (LRI): A measure of Meaningful Life.
Personality and Individual Differences, 14, 337 -345
Debats, D.L. Meaning in Life: Clinical Relevance and Predictive Power.
British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1996, Vol. 35, 503 - 516
Sumerlin, J.R.; Bundrick, C.M. Happiness and Self-Actualisation Under Conditions of Strain: A Sample of Homeless Men.
Perceptual and Motor Skills, 2000, Vol. 90, 191 - 203
Dogan, T.; Sapmaz, F.; Tel, F.D. Meaning in Life and Subjective Well-Being among Turkish University Students.
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2012, Vol. 55, 612 - 617
Graham, C.; Nikolova, M. Bentham or Aristotle in the Development Process? An Empirical Investigation of Capabilities and Subjective Well-being:
World Development , 2015, Vol. 68, 163 -179
Steger, M.F.; Kesebir, S.; Oishi, S. Is a Life without Meaning Satisfying? The Moderating Role of the Search for Meaning in Satisfaction with Life Judgements.
The Journal of Positive Psychology, 2011, Vol. 6, 173 - 180
Hicks, J.A.; King, L.A.; Schlegel, R.J. Social Threats, Happiness, and the Dynamics of Meaning in Life Judgments.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2010, Vol. 36, 1305 - 1317
Veresova, M.; Ceresnik, M.; Malá, D. Differences in Life Satisfaction in Relation to Sense of Coherence of Future Teachers.
Journal of Modern Education Review, 2013, Vol. 3, 11, 839 - 851
Yalcin, I; Malkoc, A. The Relation Between Meaning in Life and Subjective Well-Being: Forgiveness and Hope as Mediators.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2015, Vol. 16, 915 - 929
Kashdan, T.B.; Nezlek, J.B. Whether, When, and How Is Spirituality Related to Well-Being? Moving Beyond Single Occasion Questionnaires to Understanding Daily Process.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2012, Vol. 38, 1523 - 1535
McMahan, E.A.; DeHart, J. Eudaimonic Conceptions of Well-Being, Meaning in Life, and Self-Reported Well-Being: Initial Test of a Mediational Model.
Personality and Individual Differences, 2011, Vol. 5, 589 - 594
Allan, B.A.; Duffy, R.D.; Tebbe, E. Living a Calling, Life Satisfaction, and Workplace Climate Among a Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Population.
The Career Development Quarterly, 2015, Vol. 63, 306 - 319
Cotton Bronk, K.C.; Hill, P.L.; Lapsley, D.K. Purpose, Hope and Life Satisfaction in Three Age Groups.
The Journal of Positive Psychology: Dedicated to furthering research and promoting good practice, 2009, Vol. 4, 1 - 26
Haller, M. Merkmale der Persönlichkeit und Identität in Bevölkerungsumfragen. Ansätze zu ihrer Operationalisierung und Verortung als Erklärungsvariable für Lebenszufriedenheit.
ZUMA, Nachrichten, 2006, 9 - 41, Manheim, Germany
Shmotkin, D.; Shrira, A. Subjective Wellbeing and Meaning in Life in a Hostile World: Proposing a Configurative Perspective.
Book: The Experience of Meaning in Life: Classical Perspectives, Emerging Themes, and Controversies, 2013, Chapter 6, 77 - 86
Kauppinen, A. Meaning and Happiness
Philosophical Topics, 2013, vol. 41, pp.161-185
Bachelet, M.; Becchetti, L.; Pisani, F. Eudaimonic Happiness as a Leading Health Indicator.
Aiccon Working Papers, 2016, No. 150, 1 - 41
Garossa, E.; Blanco-Donoso, L. M.; Moreno Jiménez, B. How do Curiosity, Meaning in Life, and Search for Meaning Predict College Students’ Daily Emotional Exhaustion and Engagement?
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2017, Vol 18, 17 - 40
Schnell, T. The Sources of Meaning and Meaning in Life Questionnaire (SoMe): Relations to demographics and well-being
The Journal of Positive Psychology, 2009, Vol. 4, 483 -499
Du Plessis, G.A., G.A.; Guse, T. Validation of the scale of positive and negative experience in a South African student sample
South African Journal of Psychology 2017, vol. 47 (2) 184-197
Van Wingerden, J.; VanderStoep, J. The Role of Meaningful Work in Employees’ Work-Related and General Well-being.
International Journal of Human Resource Studies, 2017, Vol. 7, 2162 - 3058
Summer, R. More Education, More Purpose in Life? A Comparison of Purpose Across Adults with Different Levels of Education.
Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2017, Vol. 12, 17 - 34
Yang, Y.; Kou, Y.; Li, P. Orientations to Happiness and Subjective Well-Being in Chinese Adolescents: The Roles of Prosocial Behavior and Internet Addictive Behavior
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2017, Vol. 18, 1747 - 1762
Grinde, B.; MacDonald, I.F.; Nes, R.B.; Wilson, D. S. Quality of Life in Intentional Communities.
Social Indicators Research, 2018, Vol. 137,.625 - 640
Ho, M.Y.; Cheung, F.M.; Cheung, S.F. The Role of Meaning in Life and Optimism in Promoting Well-Being
Personality and Individual Differences, 2010, Vol. 48, 658 - 663
Steger, M.F. Meaning and Well-Being.
NobaScholar, 2018,E. Diener, S. Oishi, & L. Tay (Eds.), Handbook of well-being, 1 - 11
VanTilburg, W.; Igou, E. Dreaming of a Brighter Future: Anticipating Happiness Instills Meaning in Life
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2018, Vol. 19, 1-19
Krok, D. When is Meaning in Life Most Beneficial to Young People? Styles of Meaning in Life and Well-Being Among Late Adolescents.
Journal of Adult Development, 2018, Vol. 25, 96 - 106
Santos, M.C.; Magramo Jr., C.; Oguan Jr., F. Meaning in Life And Subjective Well-Being: Is A Satisfying Life Meaningful?
Journal of Arts, Science & Commerce, 2012, Vol. III,
Dissanayake, M.; Kamble, S.V.; Patil, G.G. Predicting Happiness and Life Satisfaction from Individuals’ Perceptions of Life
Conference Paper, 2017, Conference: International Conference on Arts and Humanities 21-22 September, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Baselmans, B.M.l.; Bartels, M. A Genetic Perspective on the Relationship between Eudaimonic- and hedonic Well-Being
International Journal of Scientific Reports, 2018, Vol. 8, Article number: 14610
Joshanloo, M. Income satisfaction is less predictive of life satisfaction in individuals who believe their lives have meaning or purpose: A 94-nation study
Personality and Individual Differences, 2018, Vol. 129, 92-94
Hill, P.L.; Burrow, A. L.; Sin, N.L.; Turiano, N. Sense of Purpose Moderates the Associations Between Daily Stressors and Daily Well-being
Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2018, Vol. 52, 724-729
Henderson, L.W.; Knight, T.; Richardson, B. An Exploration of The Well-Being Benefits of Hedonic and Eudaimonic Behaviour.
The Journal of Positive Psychology, 2013, Vol. 8, 322 - 336
Sumner, R.; Burrow, A. L.; Hill, P.L. Identity and Purpose as Predictors of Subjective Well-Being in Emerging Adulthood
Emerging Adulthood, 2015, Vol. 3, 46 - 54
Dwyer, R.; Dunn, E.W.; Hershfield, H.E. Cousins or Conjoined Twins: How Different Are Meaning And Happiness in Everyday Life?
Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology, 2017, Vol. 2, 199 - 215
Low, G.; Molzahn, A.E. Predictors of Quality of Life in Old Age: A Cross-Validation Study
Research in Nursing & Health, 2007, Vol. 30, 141 - 150
McKnight, P.E.; Kashdan, T.B. Purpose in Life as a System That Creates and Sustains Health and Well-Being: An Integrative, Testable Theory
Review of General Psychology © 2009 American Psychological Association, 2009, Vol. 13, 242-251
Hadden, B.W.; Smith, C.V. I Gotta Say, Today Was a Good (and Meaningful) Day: Daily Meaning in Life as a Potential Basic Psychological Need
Journal of Happiness Studies, 201`9, Vol. 20, 185 - 202
Howell, A.J.; Buro, K.; Passmore, H.A. Meaning in Nature: Meaning in Life as a Mediator of the Relationship Between Nature Connectedness and Well-Being
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2013, Vol. 14, 1681-1696
Russo-Netzer, P. Prioritizing Meaning as a Pathway to Meaning in Life and Well‑Being
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2019, Vol. 20, 1863-1891
Aghababaei, N.; Blachnio, A. Purpose in Life mediates the Relationship between Religiosity and Happiness: Evidence from Poland
Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 2014, Vol. 17, 827-831
Baltacı, A.; Soykan, S.N.Y. Optimism, Happiness, Life Meaning and Life Satisfaction Levels of the Faculty of Divinity Students: A Multi-Sample Correlational Study
Spiritual Psychology and Counseling, 2020 Vol. 5, 167-184
Hult, M.; Pietilä, A.M.; Saaranen, T. The Factors Predicting Quality of Life Among Unemployed Adults: A Model Based on Salutogenic Approach
Social Indicators Research, 2020, Vol. 152, 1197 - 1211
Park, N.; Park, M; Peterson, C. When is the search for meaning related to life-satisfaction?
Applied psychology, health and well-being: 2 (1) 1-13
DeHart, J; Huijnk, W; VanHouwelingen, P Religie in een plurieforme samenleving: Diversiteir en verandering in beeld. Deel 3 Buiten kerk en moskee (Religion in a pluralist society: Diversity and change. Part 3: Beyond church and mosk)
Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau, Den Haag. SCP publicatie 2022-1
Morsey-Sameer, Y; Hesham-Eid, Y; Veenhoven, R. Perceived meaning of life and satisfaction with life: A research synthesis using an online findings archive
Frontiers in Psychology Section Positive Psychology 13:957235
Senik, C.; Clark, A.E. Is Happiness Different from Flourishing? Cross-Country Evidence from the ESS
Dans Revue d'économie politique, 2011, Vol. 121, 17 -34
Rubio-Belmonte,C. Psicología positiva y logoterapia. Relaciones conceptuales y empíricas entre el bienestar personal y el sentido de la vida (Positive Psychology and Logotherapy. Conceptual and Empirical relationships between Personal Well-Being and the Meaning of Life)
Sociedad Latina de Comunicación Socia, Psicología positiva y logoterapia. Relaciones conceptuales y empíricas entre el bienestar personal y el sentido de la vida, 2019, Spain, Rubio-Belmonte
Baltaci,A.; Soykan,S.,S. Optimism, Happiness, Life Meaning and Life Satisfaction Levels of the Faculty of Divinity Students: A Multi-Sample Correlational Study
S P I R I T U A L P S YC HOL O G Y A N D C O U N S E L I NG, 2020, Vol. 5, 167-184