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dc.contributor.advisorLord, Charles G.
dc.contributor.authorCaldwell, Amanda Elaineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:47:37Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:47:37Z
dc.date.created2009en_US
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifieretd-04232009-102708en_US
dc.identifierumi-10024en_US
dc.identifiercat-001465655en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4128
dc.description.abstractThree experiments tested the relationship between life satisfaction and self-beneficial behaviors. Experiment 1 was run to determine whether a new measure of self-beneficial behavior, completing tedious math problems, would correlate with Diener et al's (1985) Satisfaction with Life Scale. Results showed that those who were higher in life satisfaction completed more problems than those who were low in life satisfaction. Experiment 2 tested whether manipulating life satisfaction by having individuals write about gratitude versus hassles would influence self-beneficial behavior. Contrary to predictions, those who wrote about hassles completed more tedious math problems than those who wrote about gratitude. Finally, Experiment 3 tested whether manipulating perceived control would influence levels of life satisfaction. There were no changes in life satisfaction between the three conditions. However, those who wrote about resisting temptation had higher scores for academic delay of gratification than those who wrote about giving in to temptation. Further work is needed to determine whether levels of life satisfaction actually do influence self-beneficial behaviors.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherFort Worth, Tex. : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertation.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSatisfaction.en_US
dc.subject.lcshQuality of life.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSelf-control.en_US
dc.titleThe relationship between life satisfaction and self-beneficial behaviorsen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentDepartment of Psychology
etd.degree.levelDoctoral
local.collegeCollege of Science and Engineering
local.departmentPsychology
local.academicunitDepartment of Psychology
dc.type.genreDissertation
local.subjectareaPsychology
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
etd.degree.grantorTexas Christian University


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