Temperament and strategies for activational and inhibitory control

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Title: Temperament and strategies for activational and inhibitory control
Author: Johnson, Laura M.
Abstract: Individual differences in temperament include emotional reactivity and attention self regulation; both reactivity and regulation may influence the strategies individuals use in managing their own behavior and emotions. Correlations were explored between measures of adult temperament and the reported use of strategies for situations requiring inhibitory control and activational control. Participants completed Evansâ & Rothbartâ s (2005) Adult Temperament Questionnaire and a self-regulatory strategy questionnaire, based on college studentsâ open-ended generation of strategies. Multiple regression analysis found that the temperamental capacity for activational control predicted the use of strategies in inhibitory control situations as well activational control situations. Positive affect and sociability predicted the use of reward focused strategies, while fear predicted the use of punishment focused strategies.
Description: 42 p. A THESIS Presented to the Department of Psychology and the Clark Honors College of the University of Oregon in partial fulfillment of the requirements for degree of Bachelor of Science, Spring 2006. A print copy of this title is available through the UO Libraries under the call number: SCA Archiv Johnson 2006
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/3794
Date: 2006-07


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