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Correlational findings

Study Ryff (1989): study US 1984

Public:
Adults, USA, 198?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 321
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Purpose in life
Our Classification
Operationalization
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.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = +.42 p < .001