Purpose in Life: A Brief Review of the Literature and Its Implications for School Guidance Programs

@article{Yuen2015PurposeIL,
  title={Purpose in Life: A Brief Review of the Literature and Its Implications for School Guidance Programs},
  author={Mantak Yuen and Queenie A. Y. Lee and Jason Kam and Patrick S. Y. Lau},
  journal={Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools},
  year={2015},
  volume={27},
  pages={55 - 69}
}
  • Mantak Yuen, Q. Lee, +1 author P. Lau
  • Published 14 August 2015
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools
Purpose in life has emerged as an important notion in positive psychology. It is regarded as a factor that can contribute to any individual's wellbeing. Based on a review of the literature, the authors discuss key issues that pertain to purpose in life, including how the construct is defined and conceptualised, its importance in living a fulfilling life, and the development of purpose across the lifespan. Because of its potential to contribute to positive youth development, the authors also… Expand

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