Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Elizabeth L. Shoenfelt (Director), Reagan D. Brown, and Amber N. Schroeder
Department of Psychological Sciences
Master of Science
Engagement is an increasingly important construct in organizational and educational settings. Research indicates that engagement is positively related to satisfaction, commitment, and performance in the workplace. This study investigated the relationship of Total Engagement to complete a thesis with Self-Determination Theory individual motivational constructs, the personality constructs of Psychological Capital and Core Self-Evaluations, and the experiential construct of Flow Propensity. The results indicated significant relationships between all constructs and engagement. Further, Psychological Capital and Flow Propensity explained 55% of the variance in Total Engagement to complete a thesis.
Applied Behavior Analysis | Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Personality and Social Contexts
Sivek, Nikolaj, "The Underlying Dynamics of Student Engagement on Thesis Completion" (2016). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 1580.