ERIC Number: ED210615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Achievement Orientation in Middle-Aged and Older Women.
Troll, Lillian E.
The suggestion is made that the flood of middle-aged women who have recently turned away from traditional approaches to achievement may have shifted their orientation to changing options, but have always had a great desire to achieve. The effect of the changing values of the women's movement is discussed, and a grid of achievement motivation components that includes the mode, the approach, and the arena of achievement is described in terms of 24 components that may be summed, averaged or considered separately. A developmental progression for women with high achievement motivation is detailed along with the influence of family continuity. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (89th, Los Angeles, CA, August 24-26, 1981). Best copy available.