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Agreement to Participate

The purpose of this questionnaire is for a third year psychology project, which is
examining the effects of gender relating to an existentialist viewpoint of life and
existence.

I have read and understood the purpose of this questionnaire study, as outlined
in the description.

I also understand that all data is anonymous and confidential and will only be
seen by the experimenter conducting the research.

I further appreciate that I am not required to answer anything in this


questionnaire which I do not wish to.

Therefore, I agree to participate in this study and complete the questionnaire

Name _____________________________________

Date _____________________________________
Value of Existence questionnaire

Gender _________________________________________________________

Age (please delete relevant option) under 30 years 30 years or over

Religion (please indicate if atheist) ____________________________________

Ethnic Background ________________________________________________

INSTRUCTIONS:
Please read each of the following statements and choose the answer that is
most appropriate for you by deleting the appropriate answer.

1. there is no importance of life and existence Yes No

2. life needs to have meaning Yes No

3. we give life significance through our actions and the way we live our life
Yes No

4. I believe in some form of existence after death Yes No

5. I believe in the existence of God or some over omnipotent celestial being


Yes No

6. I regularly engage in exercise and physical activities Yes No

7. I am scared of death Yes No

8. I feel good about my life Yes No

9. I am happy in life Yes No

10. I actively practice my religion Yes No

11. life is governed by external forces which we have no control over


Yes No

12. I am motivated to take a stand for what is important to me Yes No

13. everyone has a unique meaning and value in life Yes No


14. I have no goals in life Yes No

15. I have a positive attitude towards life Yes No

16. whatever I do is meaningless Yes No

17. contentment is hard to find for me Yes No

18. I am always searching for something to make my life meaningful


Yes No

19. I act and behave according to others’ expectations of what I should do


Yes No

20. I often wish I didn’t exist Yes No

21. I am a good person Yes No

22. life should be lived according to morals and values Yes No

23. life has no grand plan, everything doesn’t inevitably happen for a reason
Yes No

24. it seems I am constantly anxious Yes No

25. being liked by others is fundamental to my happiness Yes No

26. I pray regularly Yes No

27. I have no worth Yes No

28. I have no sense of identity Yes No

29. I have achieved nothing in life Yes No

30. I have a family Yes No

31. I am not close with my family Yes No

32. I am financially stable Yes No

33. I am happy with my physical appearance Yes No

34. I have a happy home life Yes No

35. we are responsible for our actions Yes No


36. my friends and family give my life a purpose Yes No

37. religion is necessary for my life to have a meaning Yes No

38. I have had an unhappy upbringing Yes No

39. I find life has more meaning as I get older Yes No

40. my family is financially dependant on me for existence Yes No

41. I often do not feel accepted by my peers Yes No

42. I have no children Yes No