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A Critical-Reflective Evaluation Of The Usefulness Of The Motivational Styles Questionnaire

Derry-Lee Lawrence, Conrad Schmidt
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 33, No 3 | a389 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v33i3.389 | © 2007 Derry-Lee Lawrence, Conrad Schmidt | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 19 February 2007 | Published: 19 February 2007

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Derry-Lee Lawrence, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Conrad Schmidt, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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The purpose of this study was to examine the usefulness of Motivational Styles Questionnaire (MSQ) from a critical reflective perspective. The MSQ was administered to a random sample of managerial and consulting employees within the banking and information technology sector (N = 221). In order to examine the underlying factor structure and the corresponding reliabilities, a principal factor analysis was conducted, which yielded promising results. The findings of the critical analysis further revealed a number of gaps in the recommendations regarding the use of this instrument.


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