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Dynamics of self-system coherence: Relations of entropy and global properties

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2003
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Dynamical systems research has found evidence that global properties of self-system, i.e., self-esteem (SE), self-stability (SS), and self-certainty (SC), emerge from coherence of self-relevant information. Self-certainty may play a role in self-esteem and self-stability. Traits were deconstructed into levels from extremely to not at all. Ss indicated frequencies of trait levels, completed Rosenberg SE, SS; and self-evaluations of traits, roles, certainty, and importance. Entropy H identifies meaningful distributions of deconstructed traits. H may be useful alternative to variance from the mean in identifying individuals for whom a trait is meaningful despite the high variability of endorsements. Low H indicated order. H correlated negatively with SC, SE, SS, ratings of traits, roles, and importance as predicted. SC accounted for some of the variance of the relations; SS, however, was found to play a greater role in the relations of entropy and global properties.
Title: Dynamics of self-system coherence: Relations of entropy and global properties.
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Name(s): McMillan, Katharine K.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree Grantor
Nowak, Andrzej, Thesis Advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 78 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Dynamical systems research has found evidence that global properties of self-system, i.e., self-esteem (SE), self-stability (SS), and self-certainty (SC), emerge from coherence of self-relevant information. Self-certainty may play a role in self-esteem and self-stability. Traits were deconstructed into levels from extremely to not at all. Ss indicated frequencies of trait levels, completed Rosenberg SE, SS; and self-evaluations of traits, roles, certainty, and importance. Entropy H identifies meaningful distributions of deconstructed traits. H may be useful alternative to variance from the mean in identifying individuals for whom a trait is meaningful despite the high variability of endorsements. Low H indicated order. H correlated negatively with SC, SE, SS, ratings of traits, roles, and importance as predicted. SC accounted for some of the variance of the relations; SS, however, was found to play a greater role in the relations of entropy and global properties.
Identifier: 9780496179206 (isbn), 12983 (digitool), FADT12983 (IID), fau:9851 (fedora)
Note(s): Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2003.
Subject(s): Entropy
Self-esteem
Self-perception
Self-evaluation
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