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Managerial level, managerial motivation and sense of coherence

MG Coetzee, AM Viviers, Deléne Visser
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 32, No 3 | a435 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v32i3.435 | © 2006 MG Coetzee, AM Viviers, Deléne Visser | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 April 2006 | Published: 23 April 2006

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MG Coetzee, University of South Africa, South Africa
AM Viviers, University of South Africa, South Africa
Deléne Visser, University of South Africa, South Africa

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Abstract

The first objective of the study was to assess whether the dimensions of Antonovsky’s Sense of Coherence (SOC) scale correlated positively with those of the Managerial Motivation scale (MMQ). The second objective was to establish whether managers and supervisors differed with regard to sense of coherence and managerial motivation. The respondents were 124 employees of the Agricultural Research Council. None of the sense of coherence scales correlated with Attitude towards authority figures (MMQ). Also, Meaningfulness (SOC) and Willingness to conduct administrative functions (MMQ) did not correlate. However, the remainder of the correlations supported the hypothesis, indicating a strong positive relationship between managerial motivation and sense of coherence. Statistically significant differences between managers and supervisors were obtained for only two variables, namely Meaningfulness (SOC) and Power motive (MMQ).

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Sense of coherence; Managerial motivation; Meaningfulness; Proper motive; Managing

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