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An Examination of Dispositional Authenticity

Abstract Authenticity is a familiar concept in popular culture. Despite its popularity, few studies have empirically examined the construct of authenticity. In this study, the Authenticity Scale and Authenticity Inventory, two recently created scales measuring dispositional authenticity, were examined to determine how they compare to one another as well as how they related to theoretically relevant measures including well-being and career indecision. Results from 576 undergraduate students supported the factor structure of the Authenticity Scale, but empirical support for the Authenticity Inventory was not found. Findings indicated that the Authenticity Scale was strongly related to well-being and moderately correlated with career indecision. Small ... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor White, Nathan (Author) / Tracey, Terence (Advisor) / Kinnier, Richard (Committee member) / Thompson, Marilyn (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 147 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Counseling Psychology 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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