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Personal features and well-being as predictors of meaning in life among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) in Nigeria
Arinola O. Deko1, Rachel B. Asagba2, Samson Femi Agberotimi1, Cynthia Wimberly3
1Msc, Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
2PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
3PhD, University of Texas Pan-American.

Article ID: 100007P13AD2016
doi:10.5348/P13-2016-7-OA-1

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Samson Femi Agberotimi
(M.Sc), Department of Psychology
University of Ibadan
Ibadan

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Deko AO, Asagba RB, Agberotimi SF, Wimberly C. Personal features and well-being as predictors of meaning in life among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) in Nigeria. Edorium J Psychol 2016;2:1–7.


Abstract
Aims: The study examined self-esteem, life satisfaction and hopelessness as predictors of meaning in life among people living with HIV/AIDS.
Methods: Two hundred patients; 126 females and 74 males, aged between 17 and 70 years were used for the study. Their mean age was 38.9 years with a standard deviation of 10.2 years.
Results: The findings revealed that self-esteem, life satisfaction and hopelessness significantly predicted meaning in life and they are important constructs in assessing meaning in the lives of PLWHAs.
Conclusion: Therefore, it was recommended that meaning centered therapy programs should be put in place by health care givers and other stakeholders dealing with PLWHAs to increase patient's meaning in life.

Keywords: Life satisfaction, Hopelessness, Meaning in life, Self-esteem


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Author Contributions:
Arinola O. Deko – Conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Final approval of the version to be published
Rachel B. Asagba – Conception and design, Critical revision of the article, Final approval of the version to be published
Samson Femi Agberotimi – Conception and design, Interpretation of data, Critical revision of the article, Final approval of the version to be published
Cynthia Wimberly – Conception and design, Critical revision of the article, Final approval of the version to be published
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