Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Psychology
Power motivation has been operationalized and explicitly measured both as a global and a multi-dimensional construct. However, implicit measures have focused on evaluating power motivation as a unidimensional construct. Thus, it is worth evaluating whether an implicit measure of power motivation can also measure power motivation as three distinct constructs – Dominance, Prestige, and Leadership (Social) motivation. This study used Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures to develop implicit measures for power motivation both as a global and multi-dimensional construct. A multitrait-multimethod design was used to examine the construct validity evidence for the new measures. Confirmatory Factor Analyses provided moderate evidence for convergent and discriminant validity.
power motivation, Implicit Association Test, implicit measure, multitrait-multimethod, dominance, prestige, leadership
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
© Timothy Luke T. Amadore
Amadore, Timothy Luke T., "The Development and Validation of Implicit Measures for Power Motivation" (2022). MSU Graduate Theses. 3738.