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The Relationship between Decision-Making Style and Self-Construal and the Subjective Happiness of Native Americans


Abstract What is the effect of decision-making-style (maximizer versus satisficer) and an interdependent-versus-independent self-construal on the subjective happiness of Native Americans? One hundred seventy-nine Native American adult community members were administered the Maximization Inventory, the Self-Construal Scale, and the Subjective Happiness Scale. Correlations between variables in addition to multiple regression analyses were conducted with predictors of decision making style, self-construal, gender, annual income, traditionalism, and Native language ability with subjective happiness as the dependent variable. These variables explained a significant amount of the variance of subjective happiness for this sample of Native Americans. The mo... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Beckstein, Amoneeta (Author) / Kinnier, Richard (Advisor) / Tran, Giac-Thao (Committee member) / Killsback, Leo (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Native American studies / Psychology / Ethnic studies / Independent Self-Construal / Interdependent Self-Construal / Maximizers / Native American / Satisficers / Subjective Happiness
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 117 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Counseling Psychology 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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