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Schedule for Meaning in Life Evaluation, Spanish Version

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Assessing meaning in life; Meaning in life evaluation; SMiLE; Spanish version of meaning in life schedule


A respondent-generated instrument for the assessment of the importance and satisfaction in some areas of meaning in life (MiL). Originally designed and validated in German and English by Fegg, Kramer, L’Hoste, and Borasio (2008). In 2011, the instrument SMiLE was validated in Spanish by Monforte-Royo, Tomás-Sábado, Villavicencio-Chávez, and Balaguer (2011). It is now available in French, Italian, Japanese, Hindi, Dutch, Persian, and Turkish as well as English, German, and Spanish.


The Schedule Meaning in Life Evaluation (SMiLE) is an idiographic instrument focused on the individual’s experience of MiL. According to Viktor Frankl, Viennese psychiatrist and survivor of Nazi concentration camps, meaning is found in a sense of purpose and in assuming responsibility for oneself and for others. Having a clear reason “why” enables people to face situations...

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Monforte-Royo, C., Tomás-Sábado, J., Balaguer, A. (2023). Schedule for Meaning in Life Evaluation, Spanish Version. In: Maggino, F. (eds) Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Springer, Cham.

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