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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.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2008.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.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extentviii, 46 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc608478236eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/7112eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/7112
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
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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