In this episode of the Ikigai Podcast, I speak with Dr. Dean Fido, on his translation and validation of the Ikigai-9.
The Ikigai-9 is a psychometric tool published and validated by Japanese researchers Tadanori Imai, Hisao Osada and Yoshitsugu Nishimura.
The Ikigai-9 is used as a means of measuring Ikigai across the dimensions of;
- optimistic and positive emotions toward life
- active and positive attitudes towards one's future
- and acknowledgment of the meaning of one's existence.
The Ikigai-9 consists of nine items measuring one’s reason for being.
The Ikigai-9 Statements
- I believe that I have some impact on someone.
- My life is mentally rich and fulfilled.
- I am interested in many things.
- I feel that I am contributing to someone or to society.
- I would like to develop myself.
- I often feel that I am happy.
- I think that my existence is needed by something or someone.
- I would like to learn something new or start something.
- I have room in my mind.
The Ikigai-9 has high internal reliability and presents a logistically-convenient measure of ikigai for English-speaking populations.
Dean has a Doctor of Philosophy in Cognitive Neuroscience. He currently lectures in Criminal Psychology at University of Derby, in the city of Derby, England.
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The Ikigai-9 Study
Download Dean's Ikigai-9 study from the link below: