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The constructs for this study were adapted from Yun (2014), who measured attitude, belief and conation for relationship-building behavior toward the host country among international students (Table 2).
Conation is operationalized as intention for future behavior, since the subjects of this study were staying in the host country.
Knowledge of the direction of change in attitude across time should provide a vantage point for the direction of change in belief and behavioral conation.
Reliability and validity were assessed using AMOS 18, of a measurement model that includes six dimensional constructs of belief and conation but excludes the construct of attitude because it has a single indicator.
The purpose of this study is to probe the symmetry or balance in asymmetrical effects on exchange students, specifically the attitude, belief, and conation toward the host country among Chinese students in Korea and Korean students in China.
For the conation measurement model, the essential three-level tests--configural, metric, and scalar--provided evidence that the model was invariant across both groups in factor structure, factor loadings, and intercepts; all the absolute changes in CFI, IFI and RMSEA met the criteria consulted.
In brief, motivation is a feeling, whereas conation is the style of action a person uses to respond to that feeling (Poulsen, 1991).
As late as the early 20th century, conation was overlooked by most U.
One analyst who did focus on conation was Otto Rank, a disciple of Freud.
However, they failed to agree on an operational definition of conation, or a model that integrates conative, cognitive, and affective processes (Kanfer, 1988).
Snow (1994) categorized individuals as having high- or low-conative ability, but if conation is a shaping force that dictates different patterns of action, quantifying it as "high" or "low" is meaningless.