Accession Number : AD0432078

Title :   RISK TAKING AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS AND THEIR RELATION TO AN OBJECTIVE MEASURE OF ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION,

Corporate Author : EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE PRINCETON N J

Personal Author(s) : Myers,Albert E.

Report Date : JAN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Two studies using an objective test of Achievement Motivation with high school Ss indicated that the test was able to reproduce the results typically found with projective measures. One was a correlational study dealing with problems of academic achievement while the other was a laboratory study that focused on competitive risk taking. These data seemed to support the proposition that objective tests of achievement motivation may be possible. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, MOTIVATION), (*MOTIVATION, ACHIEVEMENT TESTS), MEASUREMENT, PSYCHOLOGY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE