Project Title

The Environmental Predictors of Self-Construal

Presenter Hometown

Louisville

Major

Psychology

Department

Psychology

Degree

Undergraduate

Mentor

Jonathon S. Gore

Mentor Department

Psychology

Abstract

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the societal, ecological, and economic factors that predict self-construal. It tested several hypotheses concerning societal education level, income level, unemployment, industry, and population size. Participants (n= 198) were adults from across the United States, who completed a questionnaire on the Mechanical Turk website. A series of correlational analyses revealed that societal education and unemployment were related to high independent self-construal, economies with more industrial sector jobs were related to high physical self-construal, and economies with more medical sector jobs were related to lower independent and physical self-construal.

Key words: Self-construal, Independent, Interdependent, Relational, Physical, Societal, Ecological, Economic

Presentation format

Poster

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The Environmental Predictors of Self-Construal

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the societal, ecological, and economic factors that predict self-construal. It tested several hypotheses concerning societal education level, income level, unemployment, industry, and population size. Participants (n= 198) were adults from across the United States, who completed a questionnaire on the Mechanical Turk website. A series of correlational analyses revealed that societal education and unemployment were related to high independent self-construal, economies with more industrial sector jobs were related to high physical self-construal, and economies with more medical sector jobs were related to lower independent and physical self-construal.

Key words: Self-construal, Independent, Interdependent, Relational, Physical, Societal, Ecological, Economic