ERIC Number: ED256991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
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A Multidimensional Scaling of Achievement Experiences.
Gaeddert, William P.; Corigliano, Dolores
Virtually all previous research on the types of tasks that people attempt to accomplish has focused on deductively derived task typologies. This approach has resulted in fruitful research, but has restricted the range of activities considered to be accomplishments. The current study was designed to provide a formal, inductive description of the types of experiences people consider to be accomplishments. Self-reports of achievements were obtained from 601 persons (348 females and 253 males; age range 18 to 86) who represented a wide variety of occupations and lifestyles. Multidimensional scaling techniques were used to provide clusterings of their achievement experiences. The two dimensions used to describe the achievement experiences corresponded to a social-affiliative vs. agentic achievement dimension, and a dimension which reflected the extent to which status seeking and competitive standards were relevant to the accomplishment. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (92nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 24-28, 1984).