Short Tilte:Purpose in life as a mediator of adjustment after spinal cord injury
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):03, 48, 2, 100-108
Study investigated whether purpose in life mediates the relationship between each of the independent variables of functional disability, locus of control, and personality; and the dependent variable of adjustment after spinal cord injury (SCI). Four measures were used in the study: (1) the Purpose in Life scale, (2) the Ladder of Adjustment, (3) the Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire, and (4) the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control scale. Functional disability was assessed by whether the injury resulted in paraplegia or tetraplegia. Analyses revealed that purpose in life is a powerful predictor of adjustment after SCI, mediating the effects of personality variables and locus of control. Functional disability did not correlate with either purpose in life or adjustment.