Personal Meaning Profile (PPM)

Personal Meaning Profile
1=Not at all to 7= A great deal
1.    I have a good family life
2.    I believe I can make a difference in the world
3.    I am at peace with God
4.    I have learned that setbacks and disappointments are an inevitable part of life
5.    I believe in an ultimate purpose in life
6.    I engage in creative work
7.    I am successful in achieving my aspirations
8.    I pursue worthwhile objectives
9.    I strive to achieve my life goals
10.I care about other people
11.I have someone to share intimate feelings with
12.I believe in the value of my pursuits
13.I seek to actualize my potentials
14.I have found that there is rough justice in this world
15.I strive to make this world a better place
16.I am at peace with myself
17.I have confidants to give me emotional support
18.I relate well to others
19.I have a sense of mission or calling
20.I seek to do God’s will
21.I like challenge                
22.I believe that human life is governed by moral laws
23.It is important to dedicate my life to a cause
24.I take initiative
25.I am able to make full use of my abilities
26.I strive to do my best in whatever I am doing
27.I have a number of good friends
28.I am trusted by others
29.I am committed to my work
30.I have a purpose and direction in life
31.I seek higher values—values that transcend self-interest
32.I am highly regarded by others
33.I seek to glorify God
34.I am enthusiastic about what I do
35.Life has treated me fairly
36.I accept my limitations
37.I have a mutually satisfying loving relationship
38.I am at peace with my past
39.I believe that there is coherence and continuity in my life
40.I do not give up when I encounter setbacks or obstacles
41.I am altruistic and helpful
42.I am liked by others
43.I have found someone I love deeply
44.I strive toward personal growth
45.I bring happiness to others
46.I accept what cannot be changed
47.I am persistent and resourceful in attaining my goals
48.I value my work
49.I make a significant contribution to society
50.I contribute to the well-being of others
51.I believe in afterlife
52.I believe that one can have a personal relationship with God
53.I attempt to leave behind a good and lasting legacy
54.I believe that there is order and purpose in the universe
55.I am treated fairly by others
56.I have received my fair share of opportunities and rewards
57.I have learned to live with suffering and make the best of it
Achievement (16 items 6‚ 7‚ 8‚ 9‚ 12‚ 13‚ 21‚ 24‚ 25‚ 26‚ 29‚ 34‚ 40‚ 44‚ 47‚ 48)‚ Relationship (9 items 10‚ 18‚ 27‚ 28‚ 32‚ 41‚ 42‚ 45‚ 50)‚ Religion (9 items 3‚ 5‚ 19‚ 20‚ 22‚ 33‚ 51‚ 52‚ 54)‚ Self-transcendence (8 items 2‚ 15‚ 23‚ 30‚ 31‚ 39‚ 49‚ 53)‚ Self-acceptance (6 items 4‚ 16‚ 36‚ 37‚ 46‚ 57)‚ Intimacy (5 items 1‚ 11‚ 17‚ 38‚ 43)‚ Fair treatment or perceived justice (4 items‚ or dr‎op #14 for 3 items 14‚ 35‚ 55‚ 56)
Perceived Personal Meaning
1= Strongly Disagree to 9= Strongly Agree
1.    My life as a whole has meaning
2.    I am able to spend most of my time in meaningful activities and pursuits
3.    I lead a meaningful life in the past
4.    My entire existence is full of meaning.
5.    At present‚ I find my life very meaningful.
6.    I look forward to a meaningful life in the future
7.    I derive a great deal of personal meaning form my past life.
8.    I derive a great deal of personal meaning from my future expectations
 
Brief Version of the Personal Meaning Profile
1.    I believe I can make a difference in the world.
2.    I have someone to share intimate feelings with.
3.    I strive to make this world a better place.
4.    I seek to do God’s will.
5.    I like challenge.
6.    I take initiative.
7.    I have a number of good friends.
8.    I am trusted by others.
9.    I seek to glorify God.
10.Life has treated me fairly.
11.I accept my limitations.
12.I have a mutually satisfying loving relationship.
13.I am liked by others.
14.I have found someone I love deeply.
15.I accept what cannot be changed.
16.I am persistent and resourceful in attaining my goals.
17.I make a significant contribution to society.
18.I believe that one can have a personal relationship with God.
19.I am treated fairly by others.
20.I have received my fair share of opportunities and rewards.
21.I have learned to live with suffering and make the best of it.
Achievement: (5‚ 6‚ 16)‚ Relationship: (7‚ 8‚ 13)‚ Religion: (4‚ 9‚ 18)‚ Self-transcendence: (1‚ 3‚ 17)‚ Self-acceptance: (11‚ 15‚ 21)‚ Intimacy: (2‚ 12‚ 14)‚ Fair treatment: (10‚ 19‚ 20)
 
Achievement‚ Relationship‚ Religion‚ Self-transcendence‚ Self-acceptance‚ Intimacy‚ Fair treatment or perceived justice
 
 

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