Accession Number:

ADA043228

Title:

Motivation Patterns in Organizational Role Pressure and Preference.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WICHITA STATE UNIV KANS CENTER FOR HUMAN APPRAISAL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Most behavioral scientists agree that organizational roles of styles have their roots in cultural values and are motivationally sustained. The investigators have selected two diverse samples to study the impact of motivation on role preference and role pressures. The eighty-three students and one hundred seventy nine salesmen showed similar patterns of correlations between scales from the Motivation Analysis Test with roles from the Response to Power Measure Sweney, the Supervise Ability Scale, and the Responsibility Index Elsass and Sweney. Authoritarian roles seem predicated on fear, self sentiment, mating, pugnacity and status-assertion. Equalitarianism seemed related to superego self sentiment, and in students, affection. Permissiveness was related to high parental concerns, fear, comfort, and repressed hostility. The Rebel role was most related to fear, pugnacity, repressed affection and mating, self sentiment and status seeking. The Critic is low on pugnacity, fear and comfort, but high on self sentiment. The ingratiator seems to be motivated by low fear and pugnacity, but high affection and concern about parents. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE