Correlational findings

Study Dogan et al. (2012): study TR 2012

Students, Turkey, 2012
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 232
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)


Authors's Label
Meaning in life
Our Classification
Subscales in the meaning in life questionnaire (Steger etal., 2006)
Presence: M=27.41 SD=5.88;
Search: M=22.98 SD=7.42
Selfreport  on 10 questions:
a. I understand my life’s meaning.
b. I am looking for something that makes my life feel meaningful.
c. I am always looking to find my life’s purpose.
d. My life has a clear sense of purpose.
e. I have a good sense of what makes my life meaningful.
f. I have discovered a satisfying life purpose.
g. I am always searching for something that makes my life feel significant.
h. I am seeking a purpose or mission for my life.
i. My life has no clear purpose.
j. I am searching for meaning in my life.

'1' absolutely untrue to '7' absolutely  true

Presence and Search subscales:
Presence      a, d, e, f & i
Search        b, c, g, h & j

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-*-mq-*-7-a Beta = +.56 p < .01 Presence of meaning in life

Beta controlled for:
-search for meaning in life
M-AO-*-mq-*-7-a Beta = -.15 p < .01 Search for meaning in life

Beta controlled for:
-presence of meaning in life