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Title: A CONSTRUAL LEVEL ANALYSIS OF SELF-CONTROL AND ITS EFFECT ON THE PERCEPTIONS OF PROACTIVE STRATEGIES IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Authors: LENIS LOH SI PEI
Keywords: construal level theory
proactive self-control
execution cost
reversal cost
Issue Date: 4-Dec-2019
Citation: LENIS LOH SI PEI (2019-12-04). A CONSTRUAL LEVEL ANALYSIS OF SELF-CONTROL AND ITS EFFECT ON THE PERCEPTIONS OF PROACTIVE STRATEGIES IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Research on self-control and construal level theory have largely focus on preventing self-control failure, with a lack of understanding the effect of construal level on proactive self-control. The present study seeks to investigate the effect of construal level on proactive self-control using hypothetical scenarios, in addition to investigating potential moderators and mediators that would affect individual's perceptions towards proactive self-control strategies. Presented with a self-control dilemma set in an academic context, participants were manipulated to have either high- or low-level construal, and asked to rate their preference, perceived effectiveness, and perceived balance of proactive strategies of varying execution and reversal cost. Results found support for high-level construal increasing perceived balance, in addition to balance as a mediator between construal level and preference. Results also found promising support for execution and reversal cost dimensions in proactive self-control strategies, highlighting potential mediators that affect's an individual's judgement towards proactive self-control strategy. Theoretical and practical implications of the present findings was also discussed.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/157702
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