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Table 2 Areas of MiL listed by the respondents (n = 856). Included are number and percentage of the listings as well as mean and standard deviation (SD) of the importance and satisfaction ratings.

From: Meaning in life in the Federal Republic of Germany: results of a representative survey with the Schedule for Meaning in Life Evaluation (SMiLE)

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  n % Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Family 708 82.7 4.7 ± 0.6 2.3 ± 0.9
Work 463 54.1 3.9 ± 0.9 1.4 ± 1.6
Leisure time 350 40.9 3.5 ± 1.0 1.6 ± 1.4
Friends 340 39.7 4.3 ± 0.8 2.2 ± 1.0
Health 276 32.2 4.8 ± 0.4 1.8 ± 1.5
Partnership 233 27.2 4.7 ± 0.6 2.4 ± 1.1
Finances 124 14.5 3.6 ± 1.1 1.0 ± 1.8
Home/Garden 81 9.5 3.5 ± 1.1 2.0 ± 1.1
Spirituality 80 9.4 4.4 ± 0.9 2.4 ± 0.9
Animals/Nature 79 9.2 4.1 ± 0.9 2.3 ± 1.0
Hedonism 41 4.7 4.2 ± 0.9 1.9 ± 1.3
Altruism 39 4.6 3.8 ± 0.8 2.1 ± 0.9
Well-Being 37 4.3 4.4 ± 0.8 1.8 ± 1.3