Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 3(8), pp. 536 - 545
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2015.030809
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Development of Taiwan College Students' Sense of Life Meaning Scale


Wu Ho-Tang 1, Chou Mei-Ju 2,*, Lei Meng-Shan 1, Hou Jing-Fang 3, Wu Ming-Hsyang 4
1 Department of Education, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
2 Early Childhood Education and Center for Teacher Education, National Pingtung University, Taiwan
3 Kaohsiung Municipal Guochang Junior High School, Taiwan
4 Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

ABSTRACT

The research aims to develop "Sense of Life Meaning Scale" of Taiwan college students. In accordance with the related literature, most Western scholars adopted Frankl's Logotherapy for developing "Sense of Life Meaning Scale", which consists of freedom of will, will to meaning and meaning of life. The research also adopts these three beliefs as research factors; furthermore, with the related literature and measurements, 20-items questionnaire was designed. Owing to the past instrument have already proved the existence of three factors within sense of life meaning, CFA was directly applied for the research. The initial model test (N=466) reveal the good fit; only with freedom of will 6 and 7 deleted for these two factor loadings under .55. After the reanalysis of deletion, the modified model reveal firstly, the whole applicableness is acceptable; secondly, item quality test isn't offending estimates; thirdly, internal construct applicableness analysis consisting of component reliability, average variance extracted; AVE(ρv),competitive model comparison, and sex-group measurement identity test all qualified. For the modified model, the research investigate another samples (N=405), and after the re-verification, the outcome present acceptable whole applicableness. Therefore, the three factors 18 item scale of "Sense of Life Meaning" is built.

KEYWORDS
Sense of Life Meaning, Logotherapy, CFA

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[1] Wu Ho-Tang , Chou Mei-Ju , Lei Meng-Shan , Hou Jing-Fang , Wu Ming-Hsyang , "Development of Taiwan College Students' Sense of Life Meaning Scale," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 3, No. 8, pp. 536 - 545, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2015.030809.

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Wu Ho-Tang , Chou Mei-Ju , Lei Meng-Shan , Hou Jing-Fang , Wu Ming-Hsyang (2015). Development of Taiwan College Students' Sense of Life Meaning Scale. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 3(8), 536 - 545. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2015.030809.