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Title: Disentangling within-person changes and individual differences among fundamental need satisfaction, attainment of acquisitive desires, and psychological health
Authors: Taylor, Ian M.
Stebbings, Juliette
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: TAYLOR, I.M. and STEBBINGS, J., 2012. Disentangling within-person changes and individual differences among fundamental need satisfaction, attainment of acquisitive desires, and psychological health. Journal of Research in Personality, 46 (5), pp. 623 - 626
Abstract: We explored within-person and individual difference associations among basic psychological need satisfaction (autonomy, competence, and relatedness), attainment of acquisitive desires (wealth and popularity) and indicators of well- and ill-being. Participants were 198 undergraduates (51% male) who completed an inventory multiple times over a university semester. Analyses revealed that increased satisfaction of all the needs and desires beyond participants’ normal levels, with the exception of relatedness, were associated with greater psychological welfare. Nonetheless, individual differences in well-being were only predicted by psychological need satisfaction, and not by the attainment of acquisitive desires. Hence, the realization of acquisitive desires may elicit within-person increases in psychological welfare; however, satisfying innate needs may be a better bet for long term psychological health.
Description: This article was published in the serial, Journal of Research in Personality [© Elsevier]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2012.06.002
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2012.06.002
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/10617
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2012.06.002
ISSN: 0092-6566
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