Social connectedness as a source and consequence of meaning in life

Multiple studies have shown that the sense of belonging and connectedness contribute to meaning in life, but does meaning also influence social connectedness? The present research examines the reciprocal relationships between meaning and different types of connectedness: intimate, relational, and collective....

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The Leadership Quarterly

Indian business leadership: Broad mission and creative value

While general models of business leadership have drawn extensively on American companies, we find that two distinctive leadership principles have emerged among Indian companies. We conducted interviews in 2007–09 with top executives, primarily the chief executive, of 102 of the 150 largest companies listed on the Mumbai stock exchange....

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Understanding the pathways to purpose: Examining personality and well-being correlates across adulthood

Although finding a purpose is almost universally accepted as a developmental achievement relatively little research has sought to understand the potential means by which individuals do so....

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The mind's eye: A photographic method for understanding meaning in people's lives

Although research relying on self-report inventories has built an increased appreciation of the importance of meaning in life such research has strayed somewhat from the original promise of meaning in life research which was to shed light on the individual experience of meaning....

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MasterClass: Coaching for Meaning and Purpose

One of the human capacities not shared by other living beings is our desire to seek and our ability to discover or construct a sense of meaning and purpose from the smallest of moments to our lifetime legacies. Coaches help clients find meaning and purpose in their experiences to improve motivation, resilience, performance, and health....

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Are meaning and purpose distinct? An examination of correlates and predictors

Existing empirical literature has typically treated meaning and purpose as identical....

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Purpose hope and life satisfaction in three age groups.

Using the Revised Youth Purpose Survey (Bundick et al. 2006) the Trait Hope Scale (Snyder et al....

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What makes a good life? A cross-linguistic and cross-cultural perspective.

The question of "what makes a good life" is loaded with cultural assumptions. It sounds simple and natural in English but is not translatable into most other languages. This paper argues that to connect this question with universal human concerns we need to examine the question itself and it offers a methodology for doing so....

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The value of life purpose: Purpose as a mediator of faith and well-being.

This study investigated the relationship between faith life purpose and well-being and the potential mediational effects of life purpose between faith and well-being....

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