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dc.contributor.advisorKing, Laura A. (Laura Ann)eng
dc.contributor.authorGeise, Aaron C.eng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 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 August 12, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.eng
dc.description.abstractPersonal growth is conceptualized as the phenomenological experience of self-directed growth, which has been found to be related to positive functioning. The question remains, does the phenomenological experience of personal growth also relate to actual personality development? The current research assessed personal growth, well-being (both psychological well-being and subjective well-being), and ego development in two studies. Study 1 assessed a sample of 176 community adults and found that personal growth was related to both ego development and life satisfaction. Study 2 followed a sample of 122 first year college students over the course of a year and a half. Again, personal growth was related to both ego development and subjective well-being, concurrently. Further, Study 2 also explored the prospective relationships between personal growth, well-being, and ego development. Only subjective well-being at Time 1 uniquely predicted personal growth at Time 2. Results are discussed in reference to personal growth, personality development, and maturity.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.merlinb70623600eng
dc.identifier.oclc430201183eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5667eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5667
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2008 Theseseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshMaturation (Psychology)eng
dc.subject.lcshPersonality developmenteng
dc.subject.lcshEgo (Psychology)eng
dc.subject.lcshWell-beingeng
dc.titlePersonal growth and personality development : well-being and ego developmenteng
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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