Title

Character Strengths and Virtues: A Global Citizenship Perspective

Author

Natalia Assis

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Department

Psychology and Special Education

Date of Award

Spring 2021

Abstract

An individual’s life context (i.e., normative environment) and knowledge about the world (i.e., global awareness) predict one’s connection with the global citizen identity. One’s degree of identification with global citizens has been shown to consistently predict prosocial outcomes. Similarly, the character strengths and virtues classification consists of many overlapping prosocial concepts that tap into the outcomes of perceiving oneself as a global citizen, based on human similarities and interconnection. The purpose of the current study was to examine whether both concepts are correlated, as well as the virtues as predictors of the model of antecedents and outcomes of global citizenship identification. All of the variables assessed were positively correlated, with exception of courage (with social0 justice and environmentalism) and temperance (with social justice). Previously documented global citizenship identification relationships were consistent. Wisdom and humanity were found to significantly predict aspects of the model of antecedents and outcomes of global citizenship identification.

Advisor

Stephen Reysen

Subject Categories

Education | Educational Psychology

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