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Purpose in Life Scale (PIL)

  Assessment name:   Purpose in Life Scale (PIL) Scale overview: The Purpose in Life Scale (PIL) uses 20 items to measure a person’s view of their purpose in life or the meaningfulness of life. Authors: Crumbaugh and Maholick Response Type: Part A: A self-report 7-point rating scale. Part B: 13 sentence-completion items about one’s life purpose Part C: respondents are asked to write a paragraph, which includes such concepts as life goals, hopes, and so forth. Research has focused on the part A items. The unique anchors have been changed to a 7-point scale of agreement by other researchers. Sample Scale items Sample Part A Item 1 original format I am usually 1=Completely bored‚ 2‚ 3‚ 4=Neutral‚ 5‚ 6‚ 7 = exuberant‚ enthusiastic Sample Part A Item 2 revised rating anchors from 1 = Strongly Disagree to 7 = Strongly Agree Life to me seems always exciting.   Psychometric properties High scores represent a greater sense of meaning in life and low scores indi