Correlational findings

Study Rafanelli et al. (2000): study IT 1995

Remitted mental out-patients and controls, Italy, 199?
N = 40
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)


Authors's Label
Purpose in Life
Our Classification
Ryff's Scales of Psychological Well-Being (PWB), subscale Purpose in Life
Patients: M=  6,6; SD=3,9
Controls: M=10,2; SD=2,7
Selfreport on 10 questions:
a: I enjoy making plans for the future and working to make them a reality
b: My daily activities often seem trivial and unimportant to me
c: I am an active person in carrying out the plans I set for myself
d: I tend to focus on the present, because the future nearly always brings me problems
e: I don't have a good sense of what it is I'm trying to accomplish in life
f: I sometimes feel as if I have done all there is to do in life
g: I sometimes feel as if I've done all there is to do in life
h: I used to set goals for myself, but that now seems like a waste of time
i: Some people wander aimlessly through life but I am not one of them
j: I live life one days at a time and don't really think about the future.

Rated on a 6-point numerical scale: (1= strongly disagree to 6= strongly agree)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-cw-mq-v-2-a r = +.08 ns remitted mental out-patients M-FH-cw-mq-v-2-a r = +.54 ns healthy control group