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The Meaning of Life among Secondary School Pupils. A Theoretical Framework and Some Initial Results. Research Bulletin 65 [microform] / Hannele Niemi
Bib ID 5477974
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Niemi, Hannele
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1987 
93 p. 
ISBN 9789514541568
9514541561
Summary

This monograph reports on an empirical survey of 394 secondary school students investigating their desire to seek the meaning of their own lives. The theoretical framework upon which the study was based is that of Viktor E. Frankl's hypotheses that a human being wants to seek the meaning in his own life. The questionnaire consisted of tests measuring pupils' concepts of their own life's purposes, significance, and meaningfulness. Questions dealt with values and attitudes toward existential questions. Pupils could also evaluate significance of school subjects in the the search for their own life's meaning. Initial results gave clear indication that students reflect quite a lot on the meaning of life, and most think that topics and questions dealing with existential questions should be addressed at school. Responses to open-ended questions on what they expected from school revealed that students asked for warmer and closer human relationships, more communication, more taking into account of individuality, more opportunity for choices, more support and encouragement, and more knowledge that has meaning for their personal life. The questionnaire is appended. (JD)

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Foreign Countries.  |  Human Dignity.  |  Individual Needs.  |  Interpersonal Competence.  |  Life Style.  |  Secondary School Students.  |  Self Actualization.  |  Self Determination.  |  Student Attitudes.  |  Values.  |  Finland
Form/genre Collected Works, Serials.  |  Reports, Research.  |  Tests/Questionnaires.
Other authors/contributors Helsinki Univ., (Finland). Dept. of Teacher Education
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