The Life Engagement Test: Assessing Purpose in Life

  title={The Life Engagement Test: Assessing Purpose in Life},
  author={Michael F. Scheier and Carsten Wrosch and Andrew Baum and Sheldon Cohen and Lynn M Martire and Karen A. Matthews and Richard Schulz and Bozena Zdaniuk},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
This article describes a 6-item scale, the Life Engagement Test, designed to measure purpose in life, defined in terms of the extent to which a person engages in activities that are personally valued. Psychometric data are presented including information about the scale's factor structure, internal consistency, test-retest reliability, convergent validity, discriminant predictive validity, and norms. The data suggest that the Life Engagement Test is psychometrically sound across different… CONTINUE READING
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