Korotkov, Dave (1992) Extraversion-introversion and emotionality as proposed superordinate stress moderators : development and application using prototype theory as a potential model. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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A superordinate stress moderator model was developed around the cognitive theory of prototypes. It was proposed that both extraversion-introversion and emotionality would serve as two superordinate moderators, buffering the curvilinear effects of daily stress on physical symptoms. Approximately 714 subjects were administered measures of stress, perceived physical symptoms, extraversion-introversion, emotionality, sense of coherence, sense of humour, dispositional optimism, and psychological hardiness during the first wave of a two wave prospective study. Four weeks later, 510 of the original subjects completed a similar measure of daily stress and symptoms. The results failed to support the superordinate hypotheses for either extraversion-introversion or emotionality. Subseguent model comparisons revealed that a pure main effects model best fit the data in that sex of participant, prior physical symptoms, daily stress, emotionality, and sense of humour were all significant in predicting the wave two symptoms criterion. Suggestions for future research are discussed.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Bibliography: leaves 90-105.|
|Department(s):||Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Psychology
Science, Faculty of > Psychology
|Library of Congress Subject Heading:||Stress (Psychology); Stress management; Extraversion; Introversion; Individual differences|
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