ERIC Number: ED441478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
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Motivation To Manage: A Comparative Study of Male and Female Library & Information Science Students in the United States of America, India, Singapore, & Japan.
Murgai, Sarla R.
This study compared the managerial motivations of library and information science (LIS) students in the United States with LIS students in India, Singapore, and Japan. The students responded to a questionnaire containing 41 statements on managerial motivation. These statements were divided into 10 categories: task orientation, fear of success, perseverance, reaction to success/failure, future orientation, competitiveness, independence, rigidity, social needs, and acceptance of women as managers. Demographic factors such as educational attainment, age, marital status, and mobility were also compared. The respondents consisted of 665 students from 11 Southeastern universities in the United States, 814 students from 23 universities in India, 73 students from Singapore, and three students from Japan. A majority of the Indian, American, Singaporean, and Japanese LIS students were motivated to achieve the objectives they set for themselves and were future oriented. They were aggressive in setting their goals and expected that task orientation and perseverance would enable them to accomplish those objectives. The agreement percentages were close on task orientation, perseverance, future orientation, and competitiveness between countries and sexes. Differences between the sexes were found on factors like women as managers, reaction to success or failure, fear of failure, and social acceptance. (Contains 104 references.) (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Comparative Analysis, Females, Foreign Countries, Group Status, Higher Education, Information Science Education, Library Science, Males, Sex Differences, Student Motivation
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: India; Japan; Singapore; United States