The Role of Dispositional Optimism, Upward and Downward Counterfactual Thinking towards Student Persistence in Joining Competitions

Jurnal Psikologi

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Title The Role of Dispositional Optimism, Upward and Downward Counterfactual Thinking towards Student Persistence in Joining Competitions
 
Creator Pawitra, Maria Gracia Amara
Anggoro, Wahyu Jati
 
Subject quantitative mtehod; psychology
counterfactual thinking; dispositional optimism; persistence
 
Description Persistence is a key element contributing to college students’ success in an academic competition. We argue that dispositional optimism, and upward and downward counterfactual thinking have influence in determining individuals’ persistence. This cross-sectional study aimed to examine the role of dispositional optimism, upward and downward counterfactual thinking among persistence of student participants in university competitions. It employed quantitative methods and data were collected through the use of Dispositional Optimism Scale, Counterfactual Thinking Scale, and Persistence Scale. College students (N=204) who have competed in university competitions were recruited using a non-probability sampling method. Multiple regression assisted the data analysis process. Result showed that both dispositional optimism and upward counterfactual thinking simultaneously predicted students’ persistence. However, downward counterfactual thinking was unable to predict the students’ persistence. The research suggests that student competitors should enhance their optimism by developing positive thoughts concerning future competitions, as well as forming upward counterfactual thinking in subsequent competitions.
 
Publisher Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Gadjah Mada
 
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Date 2021-08-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

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Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://jurnal.ugm.ac.id/jpsi/article/view/64016
10.22146/jpsi.64016
 
Source Jurnal Psikologi; Vol 48, No 2 (2021); 31 - 45
Jurnal Psikologi; Vol 48, No 2 (2021); 31 - 45
2460-867X
0215-8884
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://jurnal.ugm.ac.id/jpsi/article/view/64016/pdf
https://jurnal.ugm.ac.id/jpsi/article/downloadSuppFile/64016/15532
 
Coverage Indonesia
Mahasiswa angkatan 2014-2019
1) Mahasiswa S1/Diploma; 2) Pernah dan atau sedang mewakili universitas atau fakultas dalam perlombaan lebih dari dua kali selama kuliah untuk bidang lomba yang sama; 3) Pernah mengalami kegagalan atau mendapatkan hasil yang tidak sesuai target dalam perl
 
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