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Title

Multilevel Analysis of Value Congruence and Psychological Well-Being

Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2014

Author's School

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Author's Department

Psychology

Degree Name

Master of Arts (AM/MA)

Degree Type

Thesis

Abstract

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.

Language

English (en)

Chair and Committee

Michael J Strube

Comments

Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.7936/K70Z7173

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