A Psychometric Investigation of Logotherapy Measures and the Outcome Questionnaire (OQ-45.2).
From: Stefan Schulenberg University of Mississippi
The purpose of this study was to expand the psychometric properties of four Logotherapy measures, namely the Purpose-in-Life test (PIL), the Life Purpose Questionnaire (LPQ), the Seeking of Noetic Goals test (SONG), and the Meaning in Suffering Test (MIST) in order to better understand how they relate to one another and to a measure of psychological distress (the Outcome Questionnaire–OQ-45.2). The sample was composed of 341 undergraduate students from a medium-sized university located in the southern United States of America. The total scores of the measures were found to be internally consistent. Two subscales of the MIST were found to have questionable reliability. The PIL and the LPQ, both general measures of meaning, appear to have comparable psychometric properties. The PIL and the LPQ share 64% common variance and are similarly correlated with the remaining measures of meaning and the OQ-45.2. However, the LPQ tended to be preferred by respondents in many respects. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Article (PDF Available) in North American Journal of Psychology 6:477-492 · January 2004
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