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Title: LET’S TALK ABOUT GOALS: INITIAL DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE MOTIVATIONS OF COMMUNICATING GOAL PURSUITS SCALE
Authors: CHIA PUI YING
Keywords: goal pursuits, communication, motivations
Issue Date: 13-Apr-2018
Citation: CHIA PUI YING (2018-04-13). LET’S TALK ABOUT GOALS: INITIAL DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE MOTIVATIONS OF COMMUNICATING GOAL PURSUITS SCALE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis presents an initial development and validation of a Motivations for Communicating Goal Pursuits scale. 236 items were generated initially based on interpersonal communication and goal pursuit literature. After removing redundant and ambiguous items, the final item pool consisted of 97 items. The scale was administered to a sample of undergraduates (N = 328). Exploratory factor analysis revealed a total of 8 interpretable factors (Positive Self-Concept, Prosocial Behaviour, Public Commitment, Venting, Emotional Support, Strengthening Social Bonds, Instrumental Support and Epistemic Motive). Thereafter, item analysis was conducted and items were removed, leaving the scale with 46 items. The reliability of each subscale was measured and found to be internally consistent, with Cronbach’s alphas of 89, .84, .89, .80, .79, .80, .77, and .75 for the respective 8 factors. A few of the subscales uniquely predicted grit, while others contributed to the prediction of perceived academic competence or the frequency of communicating with either close ones or strangers. This provided preliminary concurrent and predictive validity for the scale. The findings in this study provide new insights to the phenomenon of goal communication. Future research can build on this study to delve deeper into this area.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/147151
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