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The achievement motive of managers: A facet analysis

Jan J. Wheeler
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 18, No 2 | a542 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v18i2.542 | © 1992 Jan J. Wheeler | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 19 June 1992 | Published: 19 June 1992

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Jan J. Wheeler,, South Africa

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Abstract

The achievement motive of midlevel managers was studied within the framework of the the theoretical facet model of Elizur for achievement motive by applying the Achievement Motive Questionnaire of Elizur on 118 midlevel managers. The results of the smallest space analysis technique indicated that the managers possessed a clear time perspective and that they could clearly differentiate between the challenge to confront themselves in the problem situation and to find a solution for the problem situation. The instrumental orientation of the managers took a central place, and it was also possible to distinguish clearly between the cognitive and affective behaviour orientation.

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Die prestasiemotivering van middelvlakbestuurders is binne die raamwerk van die teoretiese fasetmodel van Elizur vir prestasiemotivering ondersoek deur die Prestasiemotiveringvraelys van Elizur op 118 middelvlakbestuurders toe te pas. Die resultate van die kleinste ruimtelike ontledingstegniek dui daarop dat die bestuurders 'n duidelike tydsperspektief besit en dat hulle duidelik kon onderskei tussen die uitdaging om hulle self in die probleemsituasie te konfronteer en om 'n oplossing vir die probleemsituasie te vind. Die bestuurders se instrumentele oriëntasie het sentraal gelê en daar kon ook tussen die kognitiewe en affektiewe oriëntasies duidelik onderskei word.


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Achievement motive; Managers

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