Accession Number : AD0283678

Title :   SELF-ESTIMATES OF MOTIVATION STRENGTH, AS INDICATORS OF SCIENTIFIC PERFORMANCE

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR INST FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : PELZ,DONALD C.

Report Date : MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Nine items of self-estimated strength of motivation were found to correlate positively with judgment of technical contribution and overall usefulness, and to a lower extent with number of reports written. Correlations varied within different settings. Number of working hours per month correlated with output of reports, and may indicate a quality of energy. Two methods of computing an overall index of motivation were applied. Application of Multiple Classification Analysis (MCA) indicated that individual items may have a hidden curvilinear or even negative relationship to the criteria. A multiple R based on MCA output proved larger than conventional multiple R. This superiority probably arises from the fact that MCA R can take account of curvilinear relationships, while conventional R cannot. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, *SCIENTISTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE