This volume makes available in one place the large body of research that has been developed over the years on role motivation theory. Author Jack Miner has always been concerned with unconscious factors in human experience, and this work is designed to give proper emphasis to their role in organizational behavior.
Part I reviews the current status of projective techniques and the recent work that has been done on unconscious motivation. Part II covers Miner's significant research in the field, from his early work at the Atlantic Refining Company to his career-long leadership studies of Princeton University graduates. The chapters in Part III involve psychometric data analysis, meta-analysis, and factor analysis.
Jack Miner has written more than 50 books and over 140 articles in leading journals. He is a Fellow and Past President of the Academy of Management and also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
List of Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; PART I. UNCONSCIOUS MOTIVATION; 1. Unconscious Motivation as Viewed from the Projective Perspective; 2. Unconscious Motivation as Viewed from the New Unconscious Perspective; PART II. STUDIES THAT CONSIDER UNCONSCIOUS MOTIVE PATTERNS; 3. Managers at the Atlantic Refining Company; 4. Students at the University of Oregon with Managerial Career Goals; 5. Consultants Employed by McKinsey & Company; 6 Students at Western Michigan University (Organized on a ierarchic Basis) and at the University of South Florida (Organized on a Group Basis); 7. Human Resource Managers from a Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Panel; 8. Diversity Among General Motors Corporation Managers; 9. Academy of Management Members as Professionals; 10. Georgia State University MBA Students Enrolled in a Career Planning Course; 11. Changes in the Managerial Motivation of University Students across the 1960-1980 Period; 12. Varied Personnel from Hierarchic, Professional, Task, and Group Systems: An Instrument for Classifying Organizations, John E. Oliver; 13. Students at the U. S. Military Academy (West Point) and at the Branch Immaterial Officer Candidate Course (Ft. Benning GA); 14. Top Executives from Various Companies; 15. Entrepreneurs Who Applied to the National Science Foundation for Funding of Hi-tech Innovations; 16. Contrasts Among Entrepreneurs and Managers; 17. Managers in the People's Republic of China; 18. Active Volunteers Working in Voluntary Organizations in Western New York; 19. Labor Arbitrators Nationwide (Many of Them Lawyers); 20. Attendees at the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Program over 7 Years; 21. Graduate Students Who Attended an Entrepreneurship Course over 5 Years; 22. Princeton University Alumni (Class of 1948) on Whom Whole Career Data Are Available and the Subsequent Creation of the Leadership Theory; 23. Adolescents in Orange County, CA: Family Influences on the Development of Task Motivation in Adolescents, Jennifer L. Miner; PART III. ANALYSES; 24. The Psychometric Soundness of the MSCS; 25. The Construct Validity of the MSCS, Kenneth P. Carson and Debora J. Gilliard; 27. Meta-analyses of Risk Propensity Differences Between Managers and Entrepreneurs on the MSCS-Form T; 28. Relationships Involving Projective Techniques, Self-report Measures and Criteria; 29. Congruence and the Significance of Careers in Testing Role Motivation Theory: Using Task Motive Patterns; 30. Congruence and the Significance of Careers in Testing Role Motivation Theory: Using Hierarchic Motive Patterns.