Master's Theses

Date of Award

Spring 1984

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Psychology

Advisor

Kenneth Olson

Abstract

The following study was conducted to examine the relationship between an individual's perceived belief of life meaning and motivation to seek meaning, with measures of interpersonal functioning. Areas of interpersonal functioning included loneliness, assertiveness, trust, self-disclosure, inclusion, control and affection. Eighty-six participants were given a test-booklet comprised of paper and pencil questionnaires. Major findings indicated that a relationship does exist between an individual's feeling of life meaning and interpersonal functioning. The best predictors of life meaning were found to be loneliness and self-disclosure. No relationship was found between an individual's motivation to seek more meaning and measures of interpersonal functioning.

Rights

Copyright 1984 Donna Olson

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