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Testing the factor structure of PANAS-X and the relationship between affect and assumptive worlds


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Primorac, Katarina. (2009). Testing the factor structure of PANAS-X and the relationship between affect and assumptive worlds. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Knezović, Zvonimir].

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The theory of unipolar structure of affect suggests that positive (PA) and negative affect (NA) are independent of one another and that the structure of affect is unipolar by its nature (Watson, 1985; in Watson, 2000). Despite authors’ expectations, there are still no single-valued results on independence of PA and NA. This research is one of the many researches which are verifying this theory, as well as it’s relevance through examination of relationship with other variables. This research has a goal to examine the structure of questionnaire PANAS-X, the difference in structure of affects for male and female participants and the possible correlation between affects and assumptive worlds. A sample of 215 students completed the PANAS-X and WAS, a measure of benevolence of the world (BS), meaningfulness of the world (SS) and worthiness of self (PS). The results have shown strong stability of PA and NA factors. No difference has been found between male and female participants in structure of affect. Also, the results have shown low positive correlation between PA and BS and between PA and PS.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: positive affect, negative affect, assumptive worlds, structure of affect
Subjects: Psychology > Opća psihologija
Psychology > Psihometrija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Knezović, Zvonimir
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2014 13:47
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2014 13:47

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