Family as a salient source of meaning in young adulthood

  title={Family as a salient source of meaning in young adulthood},
  author={Nathaniel M. Lambert and Tyler F. Stillman and Roy F. Baumeister and Frank D. Fincham and Joshua A Hicks and Steven M. Graham},
  journal={The Journal of Positive Psychology},
  pages={367 - 376}
Five studies demonstrated the role of family relationships as an important source of perceived meaning in life. In Study 1 (n = 50), 68% participants reported that their families were the single most significant contributor to personal meaning. Study 2 (n = 231) participants ranked family above 12 likely sources of meaning. Studies 3 (n = 87) and 4 (n = 130) demonstrated that participants’ reports of their closeness to family (Study 3) and support from family (Study 4) predicted perceived… 
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