Meaning in life and its sources among second year college high and low academic achievers

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Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education major in Guidance and Counseling

Subject Categories

Educational Psychology


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Counseling and Educational Psychology


The study is an assessment of the meaning in life of high and low achievers. It aims to assess the degree to which the students envision their lives with some meaningful perspectives and the degree of their fulfillment. This study also seeks to investigate if significant relationships exist between meaning in life and academic achievement, framework and academic achievement as well as fulfillment and academic achievement. Furthermore, it examined the differences of means of meaning in life and its subscales between high and low academic achievers. Finally, this study tries to explore the respondents' concepts of meaning in life.There were a total of 200 (117 high achievers and 83 low achievers) 2nd year college students who participated in the study. Both the quantitative and qualitative methods were used to gather and analyze the data. Significant relationship was found between meaning in life and academic achievement. A significant relationship was also noted between framework and academic achievement, and fulfillment and academic achievement. There was a significant difference in meaning in life scores of high achievers and low achievers. A significant difference also existed between framework scores and fulfillment scores of high and low achievers. Students with the highest scores in meaning in life reported a wide range of perspectives from which they derive their sense of meaning. These students had intimate relationships and were generally engaged in many worthwhile activities they enjoy most, including becoming a member of officer in student or community organizations.

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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

100 numb. leaves ; 28 cm.


Life skills; College students; Academic achievement

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