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ERIC Number: ED106737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
Varieties of Achievement Motivation.
Veroff, Joseph
This speech addressed itself to the variety of achievement motivations that can be critically different for men and women. The author, impressed by the different ways people cognitively define and experience a successful accomplishment, developed a taxonomy of psychological cues which people might use in defining their success. Six varieties of achievement motivation were reviewed: (1) autonomous achievement; (2) power achievement, (3) socially-oriented achievement, (4) competitive achievement, (5) competence achievement, and (6) task achievement. The author hypothesized, on the basis of studies on the subject of achievement motivation, that females in American society have been taught to emphasize the process involved in their striving for achievement, while men emphasize the impact of their achievement strivings. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)