Dickson (1994) developed a scale to measure managerial implicit theories of motivation. By creating a rank ordering of preference amongst six well known motivational theories, he was able to determine that managers within an organization were likely to share a preference for a specific motivational theory. The present study sought to revise the scale created by Dickson (1994) in order to expand upon this area of research. A 6-step scale development procedure modeled after Hinkin (1998) was used to develop a scale which measures preference for seven different implicit theories of motivation based on a Likert-type response format. The new scale is believed to have an increased applicability for organizational research.
|Advisor:||Dickson, Marcus W.|
|Commitee:||Fisicaro, Sebastiano, O'Brien, Kimberly|
|School:||Wayne State University|
|School Location:||United States -- Michigan|
|Source:||MAI 49/03M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Implicit theories, Motivation|
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