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dc.contributor.authorStone, Blayne D.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-23T13:34:35Z
dc.date.available2018-10-23T13:34:35Z
dc.date.issued2018-08-30
dc.identifier.otherStone_cornell_0058O_10338
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/cornell:10338
dc.identifier.otherbibid: 10489743
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/59647
dc.description.abstractIntellectual development, academic success, and creating a positive psychological base are likely outcomes for college students who believe in free will and have a sense of purpose. The current study examined the correlation between these two psychology terms that have existed in isolation; a sense of purpose (purpose exploration and/or purpose commitment) and a belief in free will. It employed statistical correlation methods, and used the Revised Youth Purpose Survey (Bundick et al., 2006), and the Free Will and Determinism Scale (FAD) (Paulhus & Margesson, 1994) scales. The sample of students (N=364; 73.47% female, 26.53% males) ranged in age from 18-31, and were from a Predominately White institution in the Northeast. Results suggested that there is a correlation between purpose commitment and a belief in free will. This will be used as a preliminary study to further explore what possible mechanisms could alter that relationship between the constructs.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectEducational psychology
dc.subjectAcademic Success
dc.subjectAgency
dc.subjectBelief in Free Will
dc.subjectMeaning Making
dc.subjectPurpose Commitment
dc.subjectPurpose Exploration
dc.subjectDevelopmental psychology
dc.titleSynergistic Integration: Belief in Free Will & A Sense of Purpose For College Students
dc.typedissertation or thesis
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Development
thesis.degree.grantorCornell University
thesis.degree.levelMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameM.A., Human Development
dc.contributor.chairBurrow, Anthony L.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberThoemmes, Felix J.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKushnir, Tamar
dcterms.licensehttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/59810
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7298/X4X34VQZ


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