Answered By: Linda Kern Last Updated: Dec 12, 2016 Views: 50
You would think that this that this topic would be easy, but it's not well covered in the scholarly literature.
There are two approaches to the problem. One approach would be to locate a scholarly article on life planning. To do this, I went to our Databases A-Z LibGuide at http://libguides.brenau.edu/A-Z and searched each of the general databases. These are Academic Search Complete, Research Library, and Omnifile Full text Select. I also checked Humanities International Complete since this topic is philosophical in nature. You will need your 6 digit student ID and your email user name (jdoe or jdoe1) to log in. My search term was "life plan". The quotation marks create a phrase search that yields more focused results. I limited my search to scholarly peer reviewed articles from the last 10 years available in full text.
There was significant overlap in the results from all of the databases, but Academic Search Complete had more results, so you might start there. It featured a handful of potentially good articles including Heyd, D., & Miller, F. G. (2010). Life plans: Do they give meaning to our lives?. Monist, 93(1), 17-37.
A second approach would be to search for an article on a specific aspect of your life plan. For example, it is fairly easy to find scholarly articles on the value of attending college. College degree AND benefits will yield results. You can search other topics in your plan the same way.
Good luck with your plan!