The following documents are relevant to this research question of search for meaning:

  1. Wong, P. T. P., & Weiner, B. (1981). When people ask “Why” questions and the heuristic of attributional searchJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 40(4), 650-663.
  2. Wong, P. T. P. (2011). Quest for Meaning Scale.
  3. Wong, P. T. P. (2016). How to measure existential meaning [Review of the manuscript of The Multidimensional Existential Meaning Scale: A tripartite approach to measuring meaning in life].  Paul T. P. Wong.Retrieved from http://www.drpaulwong.com/how-to-measure-existential-meaning

I have revised the Search for Meaning Screen Test (SMST) (Wong, 2011) into the Search for Meaning Scale (SMS) (Wong, 2018) by rephrasing the questions (Yes/No) into statements (7-point Likert scale) and removing 4 items for a total of 20 items.

Instruments

Click here to view the Search for Meaning Screen Test (SMST) (Wong, 2011)

Click here to view the Search for Meaning Scale (SMS) (Wong, 2018)

Cite

Wong, P. T. P. (2018, May 11). Two-factor theory of search for meaning. Dr. Paul T. P. Wong. Retrieved from http://www.drpaulwong.com/two-factor-theory-of-search-for-meaning/