Positive Valuation of Life (VoL)

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Lawton, M. P., Moss, M., Hoffman, C., Kleban, M. H., Ruckdeschel, K., & Winter, L. (2001). Valuation of Life: A Concept and a Scale. Journal of Aging and Health, 13(1), 3–31. https://doi.org/10.1177/089826430101300101
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Purpose The Valuation of Life measure is a 19-item survey designed to assess positive and negative valuation of life in older populations or those with chronic illnesses.
Domain(s) Goal Pursuit
Positive Affect
Sense of Meaning
Target population Adult
Number of items 19
Administration format self-report
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Araújo, L., Ribeiro, O., Teixeira, L., Azevedo, M. J., Jopp, D. S., Rott, C., & Paúl, C. (2015). Measuring attachment to life in old age: The Portuguese version of the Positive Valuation of Life Scale (Positive VOL). Quality of Life Research, 24(10), 2385–2389. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-015-0981-z
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