INTEGRATIVE STRENGTH OF THE ACTION REASONS: CONTENT AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF SELF-REPORTED BEHAVIOR OUTCOMES Cover Image
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INTEGRATIVE STRENGTH OF THE ACTION REASONS: CONTENT AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF SELF-REPORTED BEHAVIOR OUTCOMES
INTEGRATIVE STRENGTH OF THE ACTION REASONS: CONTENT AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF SELF-REPORTED BEHAVIOR OUTCOMES

Author(s): Sofia Chirică
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai

Summary/Abstract: Previous research (Carver & Baird, 1998) found that diverse reasons can underlie the same aspiration and that it is the reason not the aspiration itself that is more linked to individual self-actualization. In the following study I argue that different – more controlling/nonintegrated or more self-determined/integrated reasons may underlie the same aspiration of doing well in a no-choice activity. Moreover, I found that the true belief underlying a participant’s cognitive activity has either been derived from or inconsistent with his or her explicit task perception (action identification) (Vallacher, & Wegner, 1985). Scope/action specification, integrative conceptual complexity in self-reported outcomes, and affect were found as other qualifying elements for the integrative strength of an action reason.

  • Issue Year: 50/2005
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 3-12
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English