A questionnaire to assess the presence of achievement
motive in various populations was developed
and its structure analyzed. A facet definition of
achievement motive was suggested which provided
guidelines for the creation of items and the formulation
of hypotheses. The Achievement Motive
Questionnaire was administered to 132 U.S. and
114 Israeli middle managers from various public
and private organizations. The results support the
main hypotheses. An empirical double-ordered conceptual
system was obtained which reflects the two
facets characteristic to this study: (1) kind of confrontation
(being confronted or confronting an answer
with a challenge) and (2) time perspective (before,
during, or after) relative to task performance.
The behavior modalities facet was found to order
the conceptual space from instrumental to affective
and cognitive modality. The systematic construction
of the questionnaire based on the facet definition of
achievement motive made it possible to distinguish
differences in achievement tendencies between the
U.S. and the Israeli samples.
Elizur, Dov. (1979). Assessing achievement motive of American and Israeli managers: Design and application of a three-facet measure. Applied Psychological Measurement, 3, 201-212. doi:10.1177/014662167900300210
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