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What helps self-control? Social relationship characteristics and self-control

Abstract Researchers have found inconsistent effects (negative or positive) of social relationships on self-control capacity. The variation of findings may depend on the aspects of social relationships. In this study, rather than examining overall social relationships and self-control, characteristics in social relationships were clearly defined, including social support, social connection and social conflict, to determine their specific effects on self-control. An online survey study was conducted, and 292 college students filled out the survey. For data analysis, path analysis was utilized to examined the direct effect and indirect effect from social relationships to self-control. Results showed social connection and social conflict may indirectly... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Guan, Xin (Author) / Burleson, Mary (Advisor) / Roberts, Nicole (Committee member) / Schweitzer, Nicholas (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Social psychology / self regulation / social conflict / social connection / social support / stress
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 47 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Psychology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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