Life Regard Index
Description: A measure of positive life regard.
Format: 28 items divided into 2 subscales: Framework (FR), which measures the ability of the individual to see his/her life within some perspective or context, and to have derived a set of life-goals, a purpose in life or life view from them, and Fulfillment (FU), which measures the degree to which an individual sees himself/herself as having fulfilled, or being in the process of fulfilling his/her framework or life goals. The sum of these two scales comprises the Life Regard (LR) scale.
Scoring: Respondents rate the statements based upon their current feelings on a 5-point Likert scale ranging from 1 (agree) to 5 (disagree).
Administration and Burden: Interviewer-administered; Self-administered. Approximately 5 minutes.
Psychometrics for SCI: Not available; In the general population, the reported alpha coefficient is 0.94.
Languages: English, Dutch.
QoL Construct: The questionnaire measures positive life regard, which corresponds to Boxes C(achievements) and E (life satisfaction/subjective well-being) of Dijker’s Model.
Psychometrics for SCI: Not available.
Public Domain/Where to Obtain: The Life Regard Index can be found as an appendix in the original publication:
Battista J, Almond R. The development of meaning in life. Psychiatry 1973;36:409-27.
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