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A longitudinal analysis of self‐regulation and well-being: avoidance personal goals, avoidance coping, stress generation, and subjective well-being

Elliot, A. J., Thrash, T. M. and Murayama, K. (2011) A longitudinal analysis of self‐regulation and well-being: avoidance personal goals, avoidance coping, stress generation, and subjective well-being. Journal of Personality, 79 (3). pp. 643-674. ISSN 1467-6494

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2011.00694.x

Abstract/Summary

We conducted 2 longitudinal meditational studies to test an integrative model of goals, stress and coping, and well‐being. Study 1 documented avoidance personal goals as an antecedent of life stressors and life stressors as a partial mediator of the relation between avoidance goals and longitudinal change in subjective well‐being (SWB). Study 2 fully replicated Study 1 and likewise validated avoidance goals as an antecedent of avoidance coping and avoidance coping as a partial mediator of the relation between avoidance goals and longitudinal change in SWB. It also showed that avoidance coping partially mediates the link between avoidance goals and life stressors and validated a sequential meditational model involving both avoidance coping and life stressors. The aforementioned results held when controlling for social desirability, basic traits, and general motivational dispositions. The findings are discussed with regard to the integration of various strands of research on self‐regulation. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)(journal abstract)

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Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Social
ID Code:34830
Uncontrolled Keywords:self regulation well being personal goals coping behavior stress Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Young Adulthood (18-29 yrs) Thirties (30-39 yrs) Middle Age (40-64 yrs) Personal Goals Questionnaire Subjective Well-Being Questionnaire Short Positive Affect Scale Short Negative Affect Scale Delighted-Terrible Scale Life Events Checklist Revised College Students' Activity and Events Form Coping Responses Inventory Behavioral Inhibition System Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding Eysenck Personality Questionnaire-Revised Empirical Study Longitudinal Study Quantitative Study Self Analysis US article 3120:Personality Traits & Processes
Publisher:Wiley

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