Date of Award:

1971

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Psychology

Department name when degree awarded

Counseling Psychology

Advisor/Chair:

Michael R. Bertoch

Abstract

The problem which formed the basis of this research was to answer the question: "Can an acculturated version of McClelland's original n-Achievement scale be significantly more effective in measuring n-Achievement motivation of male Navaho Indian subjects than McClelland's original n-Achievement scale?" An answer to this question would hopefully be reason enough for using an acculturated n-Achievement scale to provide new information relative to the Navaho Indian's need to achieve.

The major underlying objective of this study was to develop a more effective projective scale than McClelland in measuring a Navaho Indian's n-Achievement motivation. This objective was not reached; however, the acculturated scale did elicit a measure of n-Achievement motivation comparable to the original McClelland scale.

No significant differences were obtained on the three specific hypothesis; all were accepted, indicating that both the acculturated scale and the original scale seem to discriminate about equally well on n-Achievement motivation of male Navaho Indian subjects.

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