ERIC Number: ED219699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Worker Motivation Study: Preliminary Analysis.
Fulton, Margaret A.
Since the Hawthorne Studies gave birth to the human relations approach to management, employee motivation, defined as an intervening variable(s) that accounts for factors within an individual that arouse, maintain, and channel behavior toward a goal, has been of much interest. An attempt was made to replicate the factor structure of the Wherry and South Worker Motivation Scale, by administering the instrument to 792 university employees. The results showed replication to some extent. However, the findings uncovered different factor structures for males and females. The most interesting finding was a new component for women, upward striving, which appeared to reflect the impact of the women's movement. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Worker Motivation Scale (Wherry and South)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southwestern Psychological Association (27th, Houston, TX, April 16-18, 1981).