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Effects of Education Level and Gender on Achievement Motivation
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by S. Merle Riepe - Nebraska Wesleyan University
Categories: Gender | Personality
This study concerns differences in achievement motivation among education level, gender, and the resultant interaction. Sixty-eight students composed of both entry-level (n = 29) and upper-level (n = 39) students at Nebraska Wesleyan University and 46 managers at an Omaha-area hospital completed the NachNaff questionnaire (Lindgren, 1976). Managers scored higher on need for achievement than did the upper-level business students. There were no significant gender differences or interactions with gender. The results of this study indicate achievement motivation may be beneficial as an additional criterion in the areas of management selection and development. This study also provides evidence for the equity of achievement motives at work regarding gender.