Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Implicit theories of motivation: A scale development project
by Weidner, Nathan, M.A., Wayne State University, 2010, 108; 1487840
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Dickson, Marcus W.
Commitee: Fisicaro, Sebastiano, O'Brien, Kimberly
School: Wayne State University
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Michigan
Source: MAI 49/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Cognitive psychology
Keywords: Implicit theories, Motivation
Publication Number: 1487840
ISBN: 9781124423982
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