Title

Motivation as a Multifactor Trait

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

1985

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Source Publication

The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied

Source ISSN

0022-3980

Abstract

In looking at motivation as a multifactored trait rather than as a singular trait, a larger portion of the variance in academic achievement is explained. Sixty college students were administered five motivation instruments, each having two components. When the total instruments were used, they explained 23% of the variance, but when they were broken into their component parts, they explained 36%; thus, a schema for approaching motivation as a multifactor trait is presented.

Comments

The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, Vol. 119, No. 1 (1985): 5-14. DOI.

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