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dc.contributor.authorStone, Blayne D.
dc.identifier.otherbibid: 10489743
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.subjectEducational psychology
dc.subjectAcademic Success
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 Development University of Arts, Human Development
dc.contributor.chairBurrow, Anthony L.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberThoemmes, Felix J.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKushnir, Tamar

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