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dc.contributor.authorMaples, Jessica Lynn
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:33:01Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:33:01Z
dc.date.issued2012-05
dc.identifier.othermaples_jessica_l_201205_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/maples_jessica_l_201205_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/28039
dc.description.abstractAffective instability is conceptualized as a stable trait associated with multiple clinical disorders and externalizing behaviors. To date, however, this trait has not received significant empirical attention as an individual construct. One explanation for the absence of a cohesive body of literature on affective instability is the lack of a “gold standard” with which to assess it. Given recent criticisms of self-reports of affective instability, informant-reports could be a cost-effective and valid way to assess this personality construct, as they have been argued to be more objective and valid than self-perception (e.g., Kolar, Funder, & Colvin, 1996). In a sample of 343 college students, the present study examined the relations among multiple measures of affective instability and related traits, compared self and informant-report on affective instability, identified the underlying components of this trait, and characterized it via its relations with personality, etiological, and outcome variables. Factor analysis suggested a two-factor structure of affective instability and the resulting factors demonstrate distinct nomological networks.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectAffective Instability
dc.subjectAssessment
dc.subjectInformant-Report
dc.titleInvestigating sources of information on affective instability
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentPsychology
dc.description.majorPsychology
dc.description.advisorJosh Miller
dc.description.committeeJosh Miller
dc.description.committeeSarah Fischer
dc.description.committeeW. Keith Campbell


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