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dc.contributor.advisorSheldon, Kennon M. (Kennon Marshall)eng
dc.contributor.authorFerguson, Yuna L., 1981-eng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on January 3, 2008)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Psychology.eng
dc.description.abstractHow do individuals internalize goals that are self-set? Research on this topic is rather limited, and this study examined whether writing exercises that encourage self-reflection about an academic goal would increase internalization towards the goal, as compared to writing about a control topic (daily plans). Participants (n = 104) were assigned to write about one of the topics once a week for three weeks, but results show no main effect differences between the two writing conditions in increase in internalization or other goal outcomes. Further analyses revealed that the self-reflective writing may be beneficial to individuals with higher ACT scores. The importance of the match between goal level and skill level is discussed.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb61730841eng
dc.identifier.oclc187156021eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4996
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4996eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshInternalizationeng
dc.subject.lcshGoal (Psychology)eng
dc.subject.lcshReflective learningeng
dc.subject.lcshCreative writingeng
dc.titleInternalizing introjected goals through reflective writingeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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