Date Awarded

Summer 2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Department

Psychology

Advisor

Todd M Thrash

Committee Member

Joanna Schug

Committee Member

Christopher C Conway

Abstract

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.

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.21220/s2-7m9r-jc46

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