Author: Mizuma R
Faculty of Letters, Nara Women's University, Kitauoya-Nishimachi, Nara 630-8506
Conference/Journal: Shinrigaku Kenkyu
Date published: 2004
Other: Volume ID: 75 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 16-23 , Word Count: 176
This study examined the structure of the 'intention to become ideal selves', the autonomous direct approaches in building into an ideal self. Only when people feel meanings or worth on an ideal self, do people have the intention to be it. It was predicted that if people feel meanings or worth on ideal selves, some affect related to it would rise. In addition, we predicted that the possibility to actualize ideal selves would directly or indirectly promote the intention to become ideal selves. A structural model based on these hypotheses was examined, controlling for sex and contents of ideal selves. The questionnaire was administered during class to 1 052 university students (F = 453, M = 599). The hypothetical structural model was examined by SEM and yielded a good estimate of model fit, and fully estimated the intention to become ideal selves. Although this structural model showed good estimates of model fit regardless of sex or contents of ideal selves, there were some differences in the standardized coefficient of the possibility to actualize ideal selves depending on the contents of ideal selves.