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dc.contributor.advisorKing, Laura A. (Laura Ann)eng
dc.contributor.authorBurton, Chad M., 1980-eng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb. 22, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDr. Laura A. King, Dissertation Supervisor.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2008.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Psychology.eng
dc.description.abstractTwo studies examined the role of gut feelings within the self-concordance model of goal pursuit (Sheldon & Elliot, 1999). Using a correlational design, Study 1 found that pursuing goals based on a gut feeling is positively related to having self-concordant goals and negatively related to depressive symptoms. Study 2 employed a longitudinal experimental design in which participants were randomly assigned to either 'follow your gut" or "be very rational" in listing their current goals. Approximately 3 months later participants completed follow-up measures regarding their goals and presence of depressive symptoms. Study 2 found that the positive relationship between concordance and a host of outcome variables studied in previous research (Sheldon & Elliot, 1999; Sheldon & Houser-Marko, 2001) including goal effort, goal attainment, and well-being (as indicated by fewer depressive symptoms) is most durable when goals are based on a gut feeling. Results are interpreted as indicative of gut feelings as an internal compass towards pursuits that are most likely to be fulfilling..eng
dc.format.extentviii, 46 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc608478236eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/7112
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/7112eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshSuccess -- Psychological aspectseng
dc.subject.lcshEducation -- Aims and objectiveseng
dc.subject.lcshIntuitioneng
dc.titleGut feelings and goal pursuit: a path to self-concordanceeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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