Title

Venting it out: The effect of online expressive writing on emotional self-efficacy mediated by perceived social support

Added Title

Expressive writing and emotional self-efficacy

Date of Publication

2018

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Maria Arla Andrea Carasco

Defense Panel Member

Jim Rey R. Baloloy

Abstract/Summary

The aim of this study is to see whether online expressive writing can increase one's emotional self-efficacy as mediated by perceived social support. Using the expressive writing paradigm, an experiment was conducted on 210 college students. The participants were divided into three groups as they were instructed to do expressive writing in a public feed, do expressive writing in an online private diary, or be a part of a control group. The effects were measured with emotional self-efficacy and perceived social support scales. The studies findings were that there is no significant difference in emotional self-efficacy scores between the three groups. This could imply that while microblogging is often used to release emotional distress, it is not effective in improving one's emotional self-efficacy.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU21664

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

vi, 60 leaves : illustrations ; 28 cm.

Keywords

Writing; Emotions

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