- 18-42 aged mental patients,before and after psychotherapy, Netherlands, 199?
- Survey name
- Unnamed study
- N = 114
- Non Response
- Questionnaire: paper
- Authors's Label
- Sense of purpose: Life Regard Index Framework
- Our Classification
- Error Estimates
- Cronbach alpha .84
- The author randomized the order of the 14 items to avoid possible effects of mood induction due to the subsequent presentation of the positive or negative items separately
- 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
This correlation with the Framework subscale (sense of purpose)is significantly less strong than with the Fullfilment subscale subscale.
- Sence of fullfilment
- Psychological distress
- Self esteem