Meaning of Life

With the mental health crisis brought on by the global pandemic, a group of Turkish researchers looked to examine how meaning of life related to loneliness and the degree to which religious coping strategies mediated these relations. "Meaning in life" was measured with the Presence of Meaning Scale, religious coping with the Religious Coping Scale, and loneliness with the revised UCLA Loneliness Scale.

The results of the study were not surprising: meaning in life had significant effects on loneliness. Those who felt they had a meaning in life were less lonely. Further, those with religious coping strategies, like prayer, had a stronger relationship between meaning in life and loneliness.