Correlational findings

Study Debats (1990): study NL 1985

18-46 aged undergraduate psychology students, Nerherlands, 198?
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 122
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)


Authors's Label
Framework Index
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Cronbach alpha .79
a-g positive statements, h-m negative statements reverse coded Subscale of the Life Regard Index Batista & Almond (1973)
Selfreport on 14 questions
a. I feel like I have found a really significant meaning for leading my life.
b. I have really come to terms with what's important for me in my life.
c. I have a system or framework that allows me to truly understand my being alive.
d. I have a very clear idea of what I'd like to do with my life.
e. There are things that I devote all my life's energy to.
f. I have a philosophy of life that really gives my living significance.
g. I have some aims and goals that would personally give me a great deal of satisfaction if I could accomplish them.
h. I just don't know what I really want to do with my life.
i. I really don't have much of a purpose for living, even for myself.
j. I need to find something that I can really be committed to.
k. I get completely confused when I try to understand my life.
l. There honestly isn't anything that I totally want to do.
m. I really don't believe in anything about my life very deeply.
n. Other people seem to have a much better idea of what they want to do with their lives than I do.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-u-sq-v-4-d Chi² = 16,7 p < .001 O-SLu-c-sq-v-4-m Chi² = 12,2 p < .001