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ERIC Number: EJ792487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 12
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Predictors of Generative Action among Adults in Two Transitional Countries
Penezic, Zvjezdan; Lackovic-Grgin, Katica; Tucak, Ivana; Nekic, Marina; Zorga, Sonja; Skraban, Olga Poljsak; Vehovar, Urban
Social Indicators Research, v87 n2 p237-248 Jun 2008
One of the widest elaborations of generativity today is the theoretical model proposed by McAdams and de St. Aubin. This model has not yet been tested completely, that is only some of its components and their relations have been tested. The main reasons for such an empirical status of the model are inadequately clear operationalizations of the components of the model. After our previous research, which include adaptation of scales for measuring of some key components of model, generative care and generative action (Lackovic-Grgin et al., "Suvremena Psihologija," 5, 9, 2002; Lackovic-Grgin, "Zbirka psihologijskih skala i upitnika," Zadar: University of Zadar, 2004; Tucak et al., "Generativna briga i generativno djelovanje u odraslih osoba u Hrvatskoj i Sloveniji," XVII Dani Ramira i Zorana Bujasa, "Summaries," 98, 2005), as well as operationalization of so called belief in species component (which is a component of philosophy about human nature) (Cubela Adoric et al., "Philosophies of Human Nature in Adolescents and Adults," 7th Alps-Adria Conference in Psychology, "Abstracts," 167, 2005), in this paper we have tried to evaluate life goals questionnaire. This questionnaire tried to measure the other component of the model--inner desire. In that way we could realize the main goal of this paper, research of how important are the evaluations in the prediction of generative action in Croatian and Slovenian adults. Generative action is under the strong influence of cultural demands and inner desires. There are more sociological and economical indications about the differences in expected social development in countries like Croatia and Slovenia. Because of the fact that in the last decade Slovenia has been developed more than Croatia, we could expect that this could also be manifested in assessment of importance of some areas of life, which are relevant for generative action (e.g., work, marriage, free time), for life goals of agency and communion, as well as a possible predictor of generative action. The greater differences were obtained in some predictors of generative action (e.g. importance of job, importance of free time, goals of agency and communion), as well as in their predictive importance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Croatia; Slovenia