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dc.contributor.advisorSutton, Anna
dc.contributor.authorRender, Jason
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-28T23:53:15Z
dc.date.available2021-07-28T23:53:15Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationRender, J. (2021). Identifying the function of recalling authentic moments (Thesis, Master of Applied Psychology (MAppPsy)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/14497en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/14497
dc.description.abstractAuthenticity within the workplace has been widely researched as a construct in counteracting negative affect. However, less is known about ways to increase a sense of authenticity within the workplace. This study aimed to understand how a sense of authenticity is affected after recalling an autobiographical memory of an authentic moment. This study also examines how recalling moments of authenticity and inauthenticity serve the three functions of autobiographical memory: self, social and directive. Study 1 investigated archival data of employees written narratives of recalled authentic and inauthentic moments (N = 29). Study 2 replicated the same procedure with a student sample (N = 119) and included a control group and a measure of authenticity. Results from Study 1 suggested recalling authentic moments served the self and directive function, and inauthentic moments served the directive and self-function. Study 2 partially replicated Study 1 findings, indicating authentic moments primarily served the self-function, while inauthentic moments reported no difference between functions. In line with previous research, the control condition served the social function. Recall did not result in a change in authenticity levels. This study demonstrated recalled authentic moments enhanced a sense of identity, while recalled inauthentic moments in Study 1 provided details in becoming more authentic. Moreover, provided foundational work in developing a memory recall intervention for the workforce in creating a sense of authenticity. Future research includes investigating authentic and inauthentic moments within different contexts to measure differences in functionality and sense of authenticity.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikato
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dc.subjectAutobiographical memories
dc.subjectAuthenticity
dc.subjectSelf-function
dc.subjectSocial function
dc.subjectDirective function
dc.subjectOrganisational
dc.subject.lcshAuthenticity (Philosophy) -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcshAutobiographical memory -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcshCollege students -- New Zealand -- Attitudes
dc.subject.lcshWork environment -- Psychological aspects -- New Zealand
dc.subject.lcshPsychology, Industrial
dc.subject.lcshOrganizational behavior
dc.titleIdentifying the function of recalling authentic moments
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Waikato
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Applied Psychology (MAppPsy)
dc.date.updated2021-07-27T07:15:35Z
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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