The Work and Meaning Inventory. Work can mean a lot of different things to different people.

The following items ask about how you see the role of work in your own life. Please honestly indicate how true each statement is for you and your work.


Q1. I have found a meaningful career

Q2. I view my work as contributing to my personal growth.

Q3. My work really makes no difference to the world.

Q4. I understand how my work contributes to my life’s meaning.

Q5. I have a good sense of what makes my job meaningful.

Q6. I know my work makes a positive difference in the world.

Q7. My work helps me better understand myself.

Q8. I have discovered work that has a satisfying purpose.

Q9. My work helps me make sense of the world around me.

Q10. The work I do serves a greater purpose.

Q11. My life has clear goals and aims.

Q12. I feel my life has a sense of direction.

Q13. I feel my life has a sense of meaning.

Q14. My personal existence is full of purpose.

Q15. There are things I still want to achieve in my life

Q16. My personal existence is full of direction.

Q17. I feel my life has a sense of purpose.

Q18. My personal existence is full of meaning.

Q19. I feel my life is going nowhere.

Q20. There is no purpose in what I am doing.

Q21. Money is the root of all evil.

Q22. It’s more enlightened to be poor than rich.

Q23. Most wealthy people probably did something bad or dishonest to get where they are.

Q24. Having a lot of money will make me less spiritual or pure.

Q25. Being successful takes too much work and struggle.

Q26. Having a lot of money is a big responsibility.

Q27. I don’t feel “good enough” to be successful.

Q28. Realistically, chances are I’ll never “make it big” or have a lot of success.

Q29. Being wealthy is a matter of luck or fate.

Q30. Being successful isn’t for people like me.

Q31. Striving for wealth won’t allow much time for anything else in life.

Q32. To be wealthy, you have to use people and take advantage of them.

14 + 14 =