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Sources of Meaning: An Investigation of Significant Commitments in Life
This study investigates, combining qualitative and quantitative research methods, the sources of meaning in life of young adult patients and nonpatients. In addition to the exploratory concerns, theExpand
The Life Regard Index: Reliability and Validity
This study investigated the reliability and factorial validity of the Life Regard Index, a measure of meaning in life. Principal component factor analyses performed on the responses of 122Expand
Perfectionism and the Five-factor Personality Traits as Predictors of Mortality in Older Adults
  • P. Fry, D. Debats
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of health psychology
  • 1 May 2009
The major hypothesis of the study was that perfectionism as a personality trait, along with the five-factor personality traits and dispositional optimism, is strongly associated with mortality inExpand
On the psychometric properties of the life regard index (LRI): A measure of meaningful life: An evaluation in three independent samples based on the Dutch version
The current study presents data on the reliability and validity of the Life Regard Index (LRI), a 28-item scale which was designed to assess positive life regard, degree of experienced meaningfulnessExpand
Meaning in life: clinical relevance and predictive power.
  • D. Debats
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The British journal of clinical psychology
  • 1 November 1996
The clinical relevance of the meaning in life construct is examined by evaluating its ability to predict patients' general and psychological well-being and their post-treatment functioning. EvidenceExpand
Experiences of meaning in life: a combined qualitative and quantitative approach.
The present study investigates the relation of aspects of meaning in life with indices of psychological well-being by means of a combined qualitative and quantitative design. Content analysis ofExpand
Self-Efficacy Beliefs as Predictors of Loneliness and Psychological Distress in Older Adults
  • P. Fry, D. Debats
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International journal of aging & human…
  • 1 October 2002
Sociodemographic variables, social support, and physical health have been used previously in a few predictor models of loneliness and psychological distress in late life. The present study, however,Expand
Sources of Life Strengths as Predictors of Late-Life Mortality and Survivorship
  • P. Fry, D. Debats
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International journal of aging & human…
  • 1 June 2006
The aim of the research was to determine within a single study the extent to which demographic factors, self-rated-health and psychosocial factors present the strongest risks or benefits to olderExpand
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