Correlational findings

Study Chan (2013a): study CN 2008

Schoolteachers, Hongkong, China, 2008
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 143
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's Label
Life of meaning
Our Classification
Meaning subscale of the 18 item Orientation to Happiness Scale (Peterson et al., 2005)
Range 6-30, M = 20.90 SD = 3.76
Selfreport on 6 questions
Below are statements that many people would find desirable, but we want you to answer only in terms of whether the statement describes how you actually live your life.
a:  My life serves a higher purpose.
B:  In choosing what to do, I always take into account whether it will benefit other people.
C: I have a responsibility to make the world a better place.
D: My life has a lasting meaning.
E: What I do matters to society
f: I have spent a lot of time thinking about what life means and how I fit into its big picture.

5 very much like me
4 mostly like me
3 somewhat like me
2 a little like me
1 not like me at all

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BW-g-mq-v-5-b r = ++ Positive affect r = +.61 (001)
Negative effect r = -.06 ns
Hence positive correlation with Affect Balance