Date of Award

Fall 2011

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Psychology

Advisor

Dr. Carol Patrick

Abstract

The present study sought to examine whether motivation as measured by 16 motives the Reiss Profile of Fundamental Goals and Motivation Sensitivities could predict the relative importance of goals as measured by the Aspiration Index. Five motive goal relationships were targeted as being prime candidates, Status – Popularity, Social Contact – Affiliation, Romance – Hedonism, Acceptance – Conformity, and Idealism – Community Feeling. 101 undergraduate students were administered both surveys. The results indicated that motivation did predict goal importance in all but one motive and goal pair. In addition, multiple regression analysis indicated motivation predicted goal importance for nine of the eleven goals in total.

Rights

Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Dohm

Library Call Number

LD2652 .T5 P7 D645 2011

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