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Title:Moral Guilt and Shame: An Investigation of Their Associations With Personality, Values, Spirituality and Religiosity
Author(s):Nan, Luana M.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Espelage, Dorothy L.
Department / Program:Psychology
Discipline:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Religion, General
Abstract:Results indicated that females report significantly higher levels and guilt and shame than males. Guilt and shame triggered by different transgressions were found to be differentially associated with personality traits and values, suggesting that individuals experience more guilt and shame from transgressions that are in dissonance with held values and self-reported personality traits. Spirituality and intrinsic religiosity were positively associated with guilt, although the correlations were modest. Categorization of accounts of personal experiences of guilt and shame indicated "fail duty/expectations" as an important category of guilt and shame triggers, in addition to the ones used in the measure implemented in this study. Responses to questions about coping with guilt and shame suggested that these emotions may play an important positive role in individuals' moral development.
Issue Date:2007
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:98 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/82146
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3301199
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2007


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