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
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

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BW-m-mq-v-5-a r = - p < .001 Positive affect r = -.16 (001)
Negative affect r = +.19 (001)
Correlation with affect balance not reported, but must be negative and significant