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Table 1 Means and standard deviations of each item

From: Reconsidering the structure of the questionnaire for eudaimonic well-being using wide age-range Japanese adult sample: An exploratory analysis

  Items 10s to 20s (n = 348) 30s to 40s (n = 387) 50s to 60s (n = 389)
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
1 I find I get intensely involved in many of the things I do each day 2.132 1.082 1.899 0.962 1.864 1.025
2 I believe I have discovered who I really am 1.672 1.109 1.646 1.041 1.784 1.057
3 I think it would be ideal if things came easily to me in my life. ® 1.233 1.079 1.274 0.948 1.347 0.966
4 My life is centered around a set of core beliefs that give meaning to my life 1.810 1.065 1.726 0.967 1.851 0.981
5 It is more important that I really enjoy what I do than that other people are impressed by it 2.790 0.986 2.755 0.899 2.835 0.873
6 I believe I know what my best potentials are and I try to develop them whenever possible 1.839 1.127 1.886 1.006 1.907 1.009
7 Other people usually know better what would be good for me to do than I know myself. ® 2.264 1.010 2.403 0.886 2.455 0.923
8 I feel best when I’m doing something worth investing a great deal of effort in 2.319 1.110 1.961 0.958 1.964 1.055
9 I can say that I have found my purpose in life 1.690 1.208 1.548 1.048 1.643 1.123
10 If I did not find what I was doing rewarding for me, I do not think I could continue doing it 2.710 1.079 2.463 0.911 2.509 0.932
11 As yet, I’ve not figured out what to do with my life. ® 1.612 1.230 1.661 1.130 1.835 1.164
12 I can’t understand why some people want to work so hard on the things that they do. ® 2.853 1.062 2.690 0.940 2.769 0.989
13 I believe it is important to know how what I’m doing fits with purposes worth pursuing 2.368 0.988 2.222 0.819 2.324 0.866
14 I usually know what I should do because some actions just feel right to me 2.014 0.974 2.093 0.888 2.201 0.945
15 When I engage in activities that involve my best potentials, I have this sense of really being alive 2.575 1.045 2.346 0.963 2.416 1.041
16 I am confused about what my talents really are. ® 1.661 1.212 1.902 1.033 2.123 1.065
17 I find a lot of the things I do are personally expressive for me 2.256 1.069 2.140 0.936 2.103 0.979
18 It is important to me that I feel fulfilled by the activities that I engage in 2.899 0.963 2.584 0.913 2.704 0.878
19 If something is really difficult, it probably isn’t worth doing. ® 2.647 0.941 2.336 0.843 2.458 0.868
20 I find it hard to get really invested in the things that I do. ® 2.345 1.066 2.202 1.006 2.383 1.008
21 I believe I know what I was meant to do in life 1.664 1.065 1.716 1.019 1.864 1.072