The role of locus of control and achievement motivation in the work performance of black managers.

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dc.contributor.author Bothma, A.C.
dc.contributor.author Schepers, J.M.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-08T08:22:31Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-08T08:22:31Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.citation 23(3), 44-52. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/1075
dc.description.abstract The primary objective of this study was to predict the work performance of Black managers by using three measures of Locus of Control and five measures of Achievement Motivation. Work performance was assessed by superiors with the aid of the Performance Appraisal Questionnaire of Schepers (1994) which yields three scores, viz, Work Performance, Creativity/Initiative and Management Skills. The sample comprised 102 Black male employees in supervisory and more senior positions in a diversified and geographically dispersed chemical company. In analysing the data, the three sets of measures were intercorrelated and subjected to a factor analysis. Three factors were identified; amongst others a factor representing work performance. A composite score was accordingly computed which served as the criterion measure in a regression analysis. Furthermore, a canonical correlation procedure was used to maximise the correlation between the predictor variables and the dependent variables. Two statistically significant canonical correlations were obtained. It was found that both the Locus of Control Inventory and the Achievement Motivation Questionnaire can be used as predictors of work performance as assessed by means of the Performance Appraisal Questionnaire (PA). en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Journal of Industrial Psychology en
dc.rights Complies with the rights as specified by the publisher: http://www.sajip.co.za/ & Copyright University of Johannesburg en
dc.subject Work performance en
dc.subject Black managers en
dc.subject Locus of control en
dc.subject Achievement motivation en
dc.title The role of locus of control and achievement motivation in the work performance of black managers. en
dc.type Article en

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