Measuring meaning in life following cancer

  title={Measuring meaning in life following cancer},
  author={Heather S L Jim and Jason Q. Purnell and Susan A. Richardson and Deanna M. Golden-Kreutz and Barbara Lee Andersen},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
Meaning in life is a multi-faceted construct that has been conceptualized in diverse ways. It refers broadly to the value and purpose of life, important life goals, and for some, spirituality. We developed a measure of meaning in life derived from this conceptualization and designed to be a synthesis of relevant theoretical and empirical traditions. Two samples, all cancer patients, provided data for scale development and psychometric study. From exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses the… CONTINUE READING