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Determinanty różnicujące poczucie sensu życia studentów
Determinants differentiating students' sense of purpose in life

Author(s): Katarzyna Wojciechowska
Contributor(s): Marcelina Wojciechowska (Translator)
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Educational Psychology, Individual Psychology, Social development, Social Theory, Sociology of the arts, business, education, Sociology of Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego
Keywords: meaning of life; a sense of purpose in life, age; sex; having a partner and a sense of purpose in life;

Summary/Abstract: The article analyzes issues regarding Department of Pedagogy and Psychology students’ sense of purpose in life. It was established that it is the most essential problem a human being is faced with and to which a solution should be thought. The empirical material concerning students’ approaches to life’s meaning was collected during the studies. The results were interpreted depending on such factors as: sex, age and having a partner. All variables showed some significant differentiation and certain tendencies. Overall, the surveyed students have a positive attitude to life, except for uncertainty of their future. Generally, the respondents know what is important and valuable to them and what they want to achieve in life. However, every third respondent is not interested in the surrounding environment and the young students are not able to identify their interests and passions.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 145-156
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish