International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Logotherapy – Theoretical Aspects and Field Studies in Israel
Professor Emeritus Moshe Addad, Hana Himi

The purpose of this article was to provide an overview of the literature on the interrelationships of the dimensions of human existence based on Logotherapy theory. The review of numerous studies that have tried to clarify the relationship between the meaning of life (the purpose-in-life score), the spiritual dimension, and other human existence dimensions focused on the meaning of life and military service at the IDF (Israel Defense Forces), the meaning of life and moral judgment, and the meaning of life and suicidal tendencies and drug abuse. The research findings regarding the meaning of life referred to different aspects of this variable in terms of Frankl’s (1970) theory. The findings of the different studies were consistent in demonstrating the contribution of this variable to the qualities of moral judgment, strengthening of self-image, low neuroticism, a lower tendency to use drugs, and improved ability to adapt to change, transition, and crisis situations.

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