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dc.contributor.advisorCreed, Peter
dc.contributor.authorTravers, Katrina Men_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:20:44Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:20:44Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/365636
dc.description.abstractThe reformulated learned helplessness (RLH) theory and its associated construct of explanatory style have been extensively tested against variables such as depression, short term health, and achievement, particularly since a measure of explanatory style, the Attributional Style Questionnaire (ASQ), was developed in 1982. Despite being extensively investigated, results can only be best described as mixed and inconclusive. It is argued that this is because: (a) the internality dimension of explanatory style is poorly defined and the items within the ASQ written to measure internality are not reliable or valid; (b) the ASQ itself has not been demonstrated to have structural validity, and (c) the definition of explanatory style in the literature is not uniform. For this reason, a series of seven studies was conducted in order to address these weaknesses. Specifically, three aims were nominated, including (a) to develop a valid and reliable measure of all dimensions of explanatory style, (b) to establish the construct validity of the new measure of explanatory style against variables already investigated in this line of research (depression, short term health, and achievement), and (c) to extend the RLH theory to novel variables, using the new measure of explanatory style.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsReformulated learned helplessness (RLH) theoryen_US
dc.subject.keywordsAttributional Style Questionnaire (ASQ)en_US
dc.subject.keywordsExplanatory Dimension Scale (EDS)en_US
dc.subject.keywordsExplanatory styleen_US
dc.titleThe Reformulated Learned Helplessness Theory: A Review and Investigationen_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Healthen_US
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorMorrisey, Shirley
dc.rights.accessRightsPublicen_US
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1379893900819en_US
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gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURTen_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (PhD ClinPsych)en_US
gro.departmentSchool of Applied Psychologyen_US
gro.griffith.authorTravers, Katrina M.


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