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Motivation and Emotion

, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 259–272

First Online: 02 December 2006Received: 23 April 2006Accepted: 07 September 2006

Abstract

An integrative model of goal motives, well-being, and physical health was tested within three studies. Study 1 demonstrated that pursuing autonomous goals was positively associated with both happiness and self-realization, whereas pursuing controlled goals was negatively associated with self-realization, but unrelated to happiness. Study 1 further revealed that self-realization was negatively associated with physical symptoms, whereas happiness was unrelated to the symptoms. Study 2 replicated the findings of Study 1 while showing that academic stress mediated the relationship between self-realization and physical symptoms. Finally, Study 3 replicated the findings of Studies 1 and 2 and additionally demonstrated that academic coping mediated the relationship between self-realization and academic stress. These findings are discussed in terms of their theoretical implications and directions for future research are proposed.

KeywordsGoal motives Happiness Self-realization Stress Coping strategies Physical symptoms Positive psychology  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Paule Miquelon - Robert J. Vallerand

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