ERIC Number: ED124567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Empirical Validation of a Measure of Achievement Motivation.
Ory, John C.; Poggio, John P.
The construction of an objective, self-report, objectively-scored measure of achievement motivation is reported. Empirically keyed items were developed, reflecting empirical results found in a review of achievement motivation literature. An initial item pool consisting of 153 self-report items was administered using a matrix sampling approach to 1324 subjects in eight universities in six states. Principal components analysis and subsequent rotations resulted in the identification of 14 factors, identified as psychological dimensions of achievement motivation. Results of the study indicate that the achievement motive is not a unidimensional construct, but rather derives from other more-specific learner characteristics. Recommendations for the use of and needed research on the inventory are suggested. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (59th, Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)