Correlational findings

Study Park et al. (2010): study US 2002

Users of a positive psychology website, United States, 2002-2005
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 731
Non Response
Questionnaire: Conputer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI)
Respondents voluntarily registered on the website, provided demographic information, and completed measures of their choosing. Respondents received immediate feedback about their scores relative to other respondents, and this feature apparently motivated them.


Authors's Label
Presence of Meaning
Our Classification
Five items taken from Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ; Steger et al., 2006):
Selfreport on 5 questions on presence of meaning in life
a. I understand my life has meaning
b. My life has a clear sense of purpose.
c. I have a good sense of what makes my life meaningful.
d. I have discovered a satisfying life purpose.
e. My life has no clear purpose.
1; absulutely untrue
7 absolutely true

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BW-m-mq-v-5-a r = + p < .001 Positive affect r = +.49 (001)
Negative affect r = -.37 (001)
Correlation with affect balance is not reported but should be positive and significant.