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dc.contributor.authorLin, Len_US
dc.identifier.citationFrontiers in psychology, 2019, v. 10, no. JUN, 334en_US
dc.description.abstractGoing beyond previous research suggesting that the search for meaning in life (hereafter "search for meaning") is associated with civic engagement, this study investigated the moderating effects of personal and cultural values on the associations between the search for meaning and two kinds of civic engagement (i.e., pro-environmental engagement and political engagement). Based on the dataset of the sixth wave of the World Values Survey (WVS), multi-level analyses showed that the association between the search for meaning (in terms of thinking about meaning and purpose of life) and pro-environmental engagement was stronger when people held stronger values of openness to change (vs. conservation) and prioritized environmental wellness. The association between the search for meaning and political engagement was stronger when people endorsed stronger values of openness to change, showed a greater interest in politics and attributed greater importance to politics. At the society level, the association between the search for meaning and civic engagement was stronger in societies with a lower power distance. Implications for individual differences of the meaning search are discussed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Applied Social Sciencesen_US
dc.publisherFrontiers Research Foundationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofFrontiers in psychologyen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © 2019 Lin. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.en_US
dc.rightsThe following publication Lin L (2019) Is Searching for Meaning in Life Related to Civic Engagement?: Individual and Society-Level Moderators. Front. Psychol. 10:1334, is available at
dc.subjectCivic engagementen_US
dc.subjectCross-national studyen_US
dc.subjectPower distanceen_US
dc.subjectSearch for meaning in lifeen_US
dc.titleIs searching for meaning in life related to civic engagement? : individual- and society-level moderatorsen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
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