- Adults, USA, 198?
- N = 321
- Non Response
- Questionnaire: paper
- Authors's Label
- Purpose in life
- Our Classification
- Error Estimates
- alpha=.90 Test-retest reliability between 6 week period (n=117)=.82
Young adults: women (m=94.92, sd=13.38), men (m=94.80, sd=11.93)
Middle aged adults: women (m=95.47, sd=17.18), men (m=97.68, sd=16.20)
Older adults: women (m=88.58, sd=16.14), men (m=92.92, sd=14.84)
- Self report on 16 positive and 16 negative statements. Each rated on a 6-point scale ranging from strongly agree to disagree.
High scorers have goals in life and a sense of directedness; feel there is meaning to present and past life; hold beliefs that give life purpose; have aims and objectives for living.
Low scorers lack a sense of meaning in life; have few goals or aims, lack sense of direction; do not see purpose of past life; have no outlook or beliefs that give life meaning.