9. Volitional and Emotional Correlates of the Motivational Structure Questionnaire: Further Evidence for Construct Validity

  1. W. Miles Cox2 and
  2. Eric Klinger3
  1. Nicola Baumann

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979952.ch9

Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems

Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems

How to Cite

Baumann, N. (2011) Volitional and Emotional Correlates of the Motivational Structure Questionnaire: Further Evidence for Construct Validity, in Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems (eds W. M. Cox and E. Klinger), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979952.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK

  2. 3

    Division of Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 East Fourth Street, Morris, MN 56267, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Trier, Dept. I – Psychology, 54286 Trier, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470749265

Online ISBN: 9780470979952

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Keywords:

  • Motivational Structure Questionnaire (MSQ), volitional and emotional correlates - evidence for construct validity;
  • MSQ, and personality and clinical questionnaires;
  • MSQ indices, reflecting intra-individual differences - wishes, duties and intentions;
  • self-infiltration, defined in terms - confounding between self-congruent and self-alien goals and activities;
  • PSI theory and words - control and regulation, used in two different ways;
  • PSI theory, modulating influence of positive and negative affect - cognitive systems and dynamic interactions;
  • MSQ and Failure-Related Action Orientation (AOF) - state-oriented preoccupation, low ability to self-regulate;
  • failure-related state orientation (low AOF) - increased commitment and inappropriate commitment;
  • MSQ and Decision-Related Action Orientation (AOD);
  • MSQ and Performance-Related Action Orientation (AOP) - staying in action-oriented mode performing a pleasurable activity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Theoretical Background of the Study

  • Description of the Study

  • Correlations of MSQ with State and Action Orientation

  • Correlations of MSQ with Depression and Anxiety

  • Correlations of MSQ with Additional Goal Characteristics

  • Correlations of MSQ with Goal Pursuit

  • Correlations of MSQ with Self-Infiltration

  • Correlations of MSQ with Alienation

  • The Loss-of-Autonomy Cycle

  • References