Happiness fact 17: 0.79: the correlation between Meaning and Happiness

Meaning and Happiness

J. Coyne started by examining the correlation between these two subscales and it was r = 0.79, ( p < 0.0001). The high r is the higher the correlation.

This correlation is as high as the reliability of these two sub-scales allows, meaning they are essentially interchangeable and measure the same thing.

In simple words, add meaning to your life, define meaning in your terms, whether it is a charitable contribution, raising your children, inventing a new app or expressing yourself in blogs or paintings...
The more meaning, the more happiness in your life.

Source: James Coyne PhD, 2013

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