Social Achievement Motivation: Needs, Values and Work Organization

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  • Author :Prayag Mehta
  • Year of Publication :1994
  • ISBN: :9788170225294
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 277
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Energy, Social Work, Sociology

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About the Book :

The present work is based on various studies and programmes conducted during the past 20 years. It has been divided into four parts. Part one reports on the formulation of the concept of social achievement motivation and other needs and development of and other needs and development of measuring instrument and scoring system. Part Two contains case studies of two work organizations. Part Three deals with the importance of historical experience and conditions of work in understanding psychological needs, values and organizational behaviour. It also reports some suggested interventions at the work place for promoting human development. Part Four gives the scoring manual, practice stories and the TAT pictures. The book is based on original research with theoretical and practical implications. It also contains and instrument for measuring motivation and scoring related categories, which would be useful in conducting further research. The book would be of interest to scholars in a variety of fields such as psychology, management, education etc., as well as to practitioners, managers and development workers.

About Author :

Prayag Mehta has worked in various fields closely related to social and human development. He has taught and researched at several universities and institutions. He has to his credit wide ranging publications including books on issues pertaining to literacy, management and labour. He was Director, National Labour Institute, New Delhi, and is currently working with the Participation and Development Centre, New Delhi. He is the General Editor of the Motivation and Human Development Series.