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The Life Attitude Profile: A Study of Reliability and Validity
Author: Ying-Chyi Ho


Based on the central concepts of V. Frankl's logotherapy, the Life Attitude Profile (LAP), a multidimensional instrument for assessing attitudes toward life, was designed. It consists of 6 dimensions: Will to Meaning, Existential Vacuum, Life Purpose, Life Control, Suffer Accep-tance, and Death Acceptance. Further, it has two higher order factors: Meaning Searching and Assertion, and Existential Transcendence. A sample of 615 students from universities and jun-ior colleges was chosen to test its reliability and validity. The results show that LAP has rele-vant reliability and validity. Finally, a norm of these students was established.

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