Motivation and Personality: Handbook of Thematic Content Analysis

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 26, 1992 - Psychology - 708 pages
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Motivation and Personality is the first book to be devoted primarily to content analysis systems for assessment of characteristics of the individuals, groups, or historical periods that create verbal materials. Part I discusses general issues including the merits of content analysis and its relation to other contemporary methods of motivation and personality assessment, the determinants of thematic apperception and the use of thematic methods in survey research and for the analysis of archival and naturally-occurring verbal materials. Part II presents 14 different coding manuals, each with an introductory chapter, and Part III deals with methodological considerations and materials for learning how to obtain and code verbal materials. The volume will serve as a handbook for researchers who wish to use content analytic methods for research in personology, experimental psychology, or social science, and also as a reference work providing information about content analytic measures of motives for achievement, affiliation, intimacy, and power, as well as measures of personal causation, conceptual complexity, uncertainty orientation, explanatory style, psychological stances toward the environment, self-definition, and responsibility. The various systems, research regarding the background of the systems, and practice materials are included to create a book that is both reference and handbook.
 

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Contents

Motivational determinants of thematic apperception
21
How do selfattributed and implicit motives differ?
49
Thematic analysis experience sampling and personal goals
73
Motivational conf1gurations
87
Thematic apperceptive methods in survey research
100
Reliability issues
126
Achievement
143
A scoring manual for the achievement motive
153
Attribution and cognitive orientations
325
Explanatory style
376
Conceptualintegrative complexity
393
Uncertainty orientation
419
Psychosocial orientations
440
personal styles reflected in
481
Responsibility
500
Scoring system for responsibility
506

The motive to avoid success
179
A revised scoring manual for the motive to avoid success
190
Affiliation
205
A scoring manual for the affiliation motive
211
The intimacy motive
224
Affiliative trustmistrust
254
A scoring system for atiiliative trustmistrust
266
Power
278
A scoring manual for the power motive
286
Power motivation revisited
301
A revised scoring system for the power motive
311
Practice materials for learning the scoring systems
537
Scoring for n Achievement
560
Scoring for n Aff1liation
573
Scoring for affiliative trustmistrust
587
Scoring for explanatory style
601
Scoring for psychological stances toward the environment
617
Sex of practice story subjects
630
How to order additional practice materials
648
Name Index
689
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