ERIC Number: EJ231656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
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Purpose in Life, Depression, and Locus of Control.
Phillips, Walter M.
Journal of Clinical Psychology, v36 n3 p661-67 Jul 1980
The Purpose in Life (PIL) measures more than absence of depression and internalized perceived locus of psychological reinforcement. Depressed external individuals are more identifiable from their existential malaise or emptyness. The experience of reinforcement for being in the world is beyond their control. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Purpose in Life Test