Correlational findings

Study DeHart et al. (2022): study NL 2020

16+ aged, general public, Netherlands 2020
Survey name
NL-Geloof en Zingeving (Belief and Meaning survey)
N = 4245
Non Response
Questionnaire: Conputer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI)
integrated in LISS panel 2020


Authors's Label
Meaning index of coherence, purpose and significance
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Cronbach alpha: Index .90; A; .90, B: .90, C: .70
Factor scores of A, B and C and A+B+C
Latent M = A: 5.0, B: 4.8, C: 4.8
Endorsement of 14 statements on:
A  Perceived coherence of one's life
     a: My life relates in an understandable way to me
     b; I know what my life is about
     c; I can place the things that happen in my life
     d: I understand my life
     e; Looking at my l,ife as a whole, i see consistency
B: Life goals that give direction to one's life
     a: I have goals in my life which I try to realize
     b;I have goals in my life that give meaning to my life
        Higher goals that give my life direction
     c: I have goals in my life that are important to me
     d; The direction of my life motivates me
C; Significance of life, value of one's life
     a: Even after a thousand years it will make a difference whether I existed or not
     b; My existence matters, even if I realize how big the universum is
     c: I am pretty sure that my life matters

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-n-11-c r = +.44 Total scale: Factor score O-HL-u-sq-n-11-c r = +.50 A: Perceived coherence of one's life O-HL-u-sq-n-11-c r = +.42 B: Goal direction O-HL-u-sq-n-11-c r = +.36 C: Significance of one's life