ERIC Number: ED250646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
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Effects of Personality Correlates on Achievement Motivation in Traditional and Reentry College Women.
Johnson, Carolyn H.
There is little literature comparing personality differences between traditional (under age 25) and reentry women students (aged 25 and older). The purpose of the present study is to examine these differences. A background questionnaire and five additional scales: (1) the Work and Family Orientation Questionnaire (WOFO-3); (2) the Multidimensional-Multiattributional Causality Scale (MMCS); (3) the Attitude Toward Women Scale (AWS); (4) the Personality Research Form (PRF) ANDRO; and (5) the Rathus Assertiveness Schedule (RAS), were used for data collection. Additionally, these personality variables were used as predictors of achievement motivation in each group. Data were gathered from a sample of 50 reentry and 50 traditional aged women undergraduate students. Reentry women students were found to have a higher degree of assertiveness, be more liberal in feminist attitude, be less external in locus of control, less competitive, and less concerned with the negative reactions of others. A multiple regression analysis indicated that the selective personality variables were predictive for the Mastery Orientation scale of the WOFO for both groups. In addition, the variables were predictors for the Personal Unconcern scale of the WOFO for traditional students. (Author/BL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (30th, New Orleans, LA, March 28-31, 1984).