A high standard attained by the envied person may initiate the achievement motive
(McClelland, Atkinson, Clark, & Lowell, 1953), which is associated with risk-taking behavior (Atkinson, 1957).
13 Table: 5 shows alpha value of success achievement motive
dimension was 0.
1994), or the Achievement Motive
Scale (Hermans, 1970; Van den Berg & Feij, 2003).
Some characteristics of achievement motive
Hornaday and Bunker (1970) also supported the McClelland's view considering achievement motive
as an explanatory variable for entrepreneurial behavior.
The extreme high control could lead to further degradation of achievement motive
He further identified characteristics of entrepreneurship as doing things in a new and better way and making decisions under moderate uncertainty, and suggested that achievement motive
can be increased significantly by planned training and deliberate efforts (McClelland, 1965).
Finally, the achievement motive
is defined as the concern for competition against a unique standard of excellence or realisation (McClelland, Atkinson, Clark, & Lowell, 1953).
Approach and avoidance motivation in the achievement domain: Integrating the achievement motive
and achievement goal traditions.
The importance of the achievement motive
for economic development has been shown[1-3].
Military leaders arouse the power motive of subordinates going into battle, and leaders of research teams appeal to the achievement motive
of their subordinates (House, 1977).
4) Achievement motive
is "a desire to attain a goal through competing with some standards of excellence, unique accomplishment or with a long term involvement.