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Correlational findings

Study Ventegodt (1995): study DK 1993

Public:
18-88 aged, general public, Denmark, 1993
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1494
Non Response:
39%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
meaning in life
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single question:
"Do you feel that your life has a meaning ?"
1: no
2: not sure
3: yes

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-a r = +.39 p < .00 1: Mt=5.75
2: Mt=6.56
3: Mt=8.23
All Mt=7.80
A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-a DMt = +                         unemployed     employed
no meaning in life      Mt= 5.36       6.25
uncertain about meaning Mt= 6.65       6.50
meaning in life         Mt= 8.08       8.34
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e r = +.46 p < .00 1: Mt=5.18
2: Mt=5.90
3: Mt=7.99
All Mt=7.46
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e DMt = +                         unemployed     employed
no meaning in life      Mt= 5.36       5.08
uncertain about meaning Mt= 5.40       5.79
meaning in life         Mt= 7.63       8.06
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ha r = +.38 p < .00 1: Mt=5.24
2: Mt=5.76
3: Mt=7.36
All Mt=6.96
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ha DMt = +                         unemployed     employed
no meaning in life      Mt= 5.18       5.31   
uncertain about meaning Mt= 5.46       5.80
meaning in life         Mt= 7.35       7.43