Finding meaning in life

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A new study by Assistant Professor of Psychology Lisa Kiang has found that close ties to an ethnic group foster a positive sense of meaning and purpose in adolescents.

“This sense of meaning in life is, in turn, associated with high self-esteem, good academic adjustment, healthy social relationships and other beneficial effects,” said Kiang, who was the lead author of the study, published in November in the online edition of the Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

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