Presence of Meaning in Life and Search for Meaning in Life and Relationship to Health Anxiety

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Abstract

The present study explored presence of meaning in life, search for meaning in life, and their correlation with health anxiety. The Meaning in Life Questionnaire and the Short Health Anxiety Inventory were completed by 753 individuals. Results indicated higher presence of meaning in life was associated with lower health anxiety, while the opposite was observed for search for meaning in life. Results also revealed an interaction between presence of meaning in life and search for meaning in life, where individuals with high search for meaning in life and high presence of meaning in life had lower health anxiety than those with high search for meaning in life and low presence of meaning in life. These findings suggest that presence of meaning in life and search for meaning in life are correlates of health anxiety.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Baylor University
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Psykologi
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)383
Antal sidor390
TidskriftPsychological Reports
Volym120
Utgivningsnummer3
StatusPublished - 2017
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa