Multilevel Analysis of Value Congruence and Psychological Well-Being
Date of Award
Master of Arts (AM/MA)
Value congruence research typically uses a nomothetic approach, which ignores important intra-individual differences in value systems. This study used an idiographic approach that focused at the within-person level to examine the effects of personal, perceived societal, and actual societal value importance on anxiety and disappointment. The findings revealed that participants anticipated the greatest level of anxiety for value violations when values were rated as personally important and perceived as important to society. Moreover, participants anticipated the highest level of disappointment for value violations when values were deemed important by society as well as rated as personally important and perceived as important to society. As such, value congruence between the person and environment functions as a critical pathway to psychological well-being.
Chair and Committee
Michael J Strube
Nguyen, Phuong Linh Thi, "Multilevel Analysis of Value Congruence and Psychological Well-Being" (2014). Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 318.