Altruism and Existential Well-Being

  title={Altruism and Existential Well-Being},
  author={Juan Xi and Matthew T. Lee and William Monroe Lesuer and Peter B. Barr and Katherine Newton and Margaret M. Poloma},
  journal={Applied Research in Quality of Life},
Recent empirical research has established that a strong purpose in life, what has been called existential well-being, has important implications in many health and behavioral outcomes. However, what factors contribute to a strong purpose in life, and the role of altruistic values and behaviors specifically, has not been well-studied. A body of literature has emphasized having a strong sense of a common bond with all humanity as the “heart” of altruism. Does a strong sense of a common bond lead… 

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