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Myoung Ho Hyun 2 Articles
The Effects of Balance in Possible Selves on Learning Motivation for the Depressed Students
Jin-Gyeong Kim, Mi-Yeon Shin, Myoung Ho Hyun
Korean J Str Res. 2016;24(4):277-284.   Published online December 31, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17547/kjsr.2016.24.4.277
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The purpose of this study was to examine the possible selves and learning motivation of the depressed students, and the effects of possible selves in balance on learning motivation. Participants were 479 college students and the data of depression, possible selves, and learning motivation were obtained through self reports. The results showed that depressed students had negative possible selves and their level of learning motivation was low. Thereafter, 76 depressed students participated in the following experiment. Four different possible selves conditions (balanced condition, positive condition, negative condition, control condition) were generated by manipulating possible selves and participants’ learning motivation were measured using Raven’s Progressive Matrices (RPM). The results of this study indicated that there were motivational differences between types of possible selves especially for difficulty, quantity, and accuracy of the task. Participants in balance type selected more challenging task, solved more items, and worked out more accurately than those in negative type. These results imply that balance in possible selves will be effective for improving motivation of the depressed students. Finally, the limitation of this study were discussed.

Effects of Acceptance and Downward Contrast on Subjective Agingwell
Haewon Ju, Myoung Ho Hyun
Korean J Str Res. 2016;24(3):201-209.   Published online September 30, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17547/kjsr.2016.24.3.201
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The purpose of the present study was to address how to boost subjective agingwell. The concept of subjective agingwell describes elders’ evaluative reactions—cognitive, affective, and spiritual—to their aging. Two hundred and fifty community-dwelling elders completed the instruments assessing acceptance, downward contrast, and subjective agingwell. Results from hierarchical regression analyses showed that acceptance, downward contrast comparison, and the interaction between acceptance and downward contrast could positively affect subjective agingwell. Specifically, confidence bands indicated that downward contrast could enhance subjective agingwell only when the level of acceptance was low. These findings represent a step forward in finding an efficient avenue to enhance subjective agingwell.


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