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The Life Engagement Test is designed to measure purpose in life, defined as the degree to which a person engages in activities that are meaningful to them.
To access the resource, visit https://www.cmu.edu/dietrich/psychology/pdf/scales/LET_Scale.pdf.
This is a 5-point Likert scale ranging from 1-5, 1,“Strongly disagree” and 5,“Strongly agree”. Total score: Items are then summed, yielding a range from 6 to 30. Higher scores indicate greater levels of purpose in life.
6 Likert type questions
Scheier, M. F., Wrosch, C., Baum, A., Cohen, S., Martire, L. M., Matthews, K. A., Schulz, R. & Zdaniuk, B. (2006). The Life Engagement Test: Assessing purpose in life. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 29(3), 291.
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