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
- Search for Meaning
- Our Classification
- Iitems from Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ; Steger et al., 2006):
- Self report on 5 questions:
a. I am looking for something that makes my life feel meaningful.
b. I am always looking to find my life’s purpose
c. I am always searching for something that makes my life feel significant.
d. I am seeking a purpose or mission for my life.
e. I am searching for meaning in my life.
1; Completely untrue
.7 Completely true
Observed Relation with Happiness
Negative affect r = +.19 (001)
Correlation with affect balance not reported, but must be negative and significant