Racial Differences in Female Achievement Motivation and Motivation to Work

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In the present project racial differences in female achievement motivation and motivation to work were examined, and related this information to the theory that African American females, when compared to White females, are less likely to marry someone equal to themselves in the areas of education, employment, and earning potential because of an assumed shortage of suitable African-American males. It was hypothesized that African-American females would score higher on assessments of achievement motivation and motivation to work, and rate lower the likelihood of meeting and marrying a partner equal in education level, employment level, and earning potential than would White ... continued below

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Bruner, Yolanda Kaye December 1994.

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In the present project racial differences in female achievement motivation and motivation to work were examined, and related this information to the theory that African American females, when compared to White females, are less likely to marry someone equal to themselves in the areas of education, employment, and earning potential because of an assumed shortage of suitable African-American males. It was hypothesized that African-American females would score higher on assessments of achievement motivation and motivation to work, and rate lower the likelihood of meeting and marrying a partner equal in education level, employment level, and earning potential than would White females. Data analysis supported all hypotheses. The results were discussed in the context of the female achievement motivation literature as well as the literature concerning female motivation to work.

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Bruner, Yolanda Kaye. Racial Differences in Female Achievement Motivation and Motivation to Work, thesis, December 1994; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279022/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .