Master of Arts (M.A.)
Todd M Thrash
Christopher C Conway
The purpose of this study was to 1) examine individual differences in, and the 2) temporal precedence among, the motive-goal congruence, imagination, and well-being. I hypothesized that participants high in congruence will be high in spontaneous imagination and well-being assessments. For the temporal precedence, I proposed motive-goal congruence precedes spontaneous imagination and that spontaneous imagination precedes well-being. I employed the random intercepts cross-lagged panel model (RI-CLPM), the statistical model in which fully separate the within-person level from the between-person level. the current research partially supported the hypotheses with its detection of between-person level difference. Some possible reasons for the lack of support for the hypothesized lagged effects were discussed.
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Sim, Yoon Young, "Motive-Goal Congruence, Imagination, and Well-Being: A Longitudinal Analysis with A Structural Equation Model" (2018). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. William & Mary. Paper 1530192821.