achievement motivation


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achievement motivation

The persistent impulse to attain a high standard of performance in any activity.

achievement motivation

form of motivation characterized by a competitive drive to meet high standards of performance, also known as need for achievement.
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Perceptions of competence, implicit theory of ability, perception of motivational climate, and achievement goals; A test of the trichotomous conceptualization of endorsement of achievement motivation in the physical education setting.
Successful financial professionals possess two distinct qualities: a high achievement motivation and high service motivation.
Motivational factors such as achievement motivation, connectedness, a sense of personal belonging in school, interpersonal relationships and skills, and perceptions of safety are strongly linked to critical markers of student postsecondary success.
Study of achievement motivation and its relation to academic achievement in medical students nursing and healthcare University of Medical Sciences Baghiatalah.
The psychographics attributes were developed by adapting some standard resources to measure achievement motivation (Helmreich and Spence, 1983, SE); time management (Macan, 1994); self efficacy (Schwarzer, 1992); and leisure attitude (Raghed and Beard, 1982).
Over the past 60 years, achievement motivation theorists have sought to identify and explain the factors involved in energizing and directing competence-relevant behavior (Conroy et al.
Understanding and fostering achievement motivation.
In such cultures, academic success is needed to meet social (particularly family) approval, and so achievement motivation should be considered as more socially oriented than in Western conceptualisations (Yang & Yu, 1988).
Contributed by psychology scholars from the US and Europe, the studies examine automatic self-regulation, achievement motivation in students as related to their needs for assimilation and differentiation, the role of self-regulatory mechanisms in the context of gender and ethnic differences in math performance, how self-regulation functions in the context of stereotype control, how implementation intentions work in preventing unwanted social influences, and how automatic self-regulation functions in the search for a romantic partner.
Bhattacharya (1979) found that power, self-actualization and achievement motivation are significantly higher in entrepreneurs compared to economic and affiliation motivation.
Especially, the theory of achievement motivation of entrepreneurs and managers found that active and dormant needs invoke actions in people (McClelland, 1955, 1961, 1965; McClelland & Winter, 1969).
Topics covered include: achievement motivation and orientation, developing affirmations, analysis of performance, anchoring physical actions with mental thought processes, managing anxiety, explaining success and failure, self-projection, behavior modification and more.