7. Measuring Motivation: The Motivational Structure Questionnaire and Personal Concerns Inventory and their Variants

  1. W. Miles Cox1 and
  2. Eric Klinger2
  1. W. Miles Cox1 and
  2. Eric Klinger2

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979952.ch7

Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems

Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems

How to Cite

Cox, W. M. and Klinger, E. (2011) Measuring Motivation: The Motivational Structure Questionnaire and Personal Concerns Inventory and their Variants, in Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems (eds W. M. Cox and E. Klinger), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979952.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 1

    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK

  2. 2

    Division of Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 East Fourth Street, Morris, MN 56267, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK

  2. 2

    Division of Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 East Fourth Street, Morris, MN 56267, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470749265

Online ISBN: 9780470979952

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Keywords:

  • assessment and relationships to behavior - measuring motivation, motivational structure questionnaire;
  • idiothetic instruments - Motivational Structure Questionnaire (MSQ) and Personal Concerns Inventory (PCI);
  • approaches to measuring motivation - research area of motivation and goal pursuit;
  • two classes, measures of motivation - picture story exercises (PSE) and Thematic Apperception Test (TAT);
  • motivational structure questionnaire (MSQ) - instruction booklet, action word list and answer sheets;
  • idiographic part of assessment - asking respondents to read list of life areas on Answer Sheets;
  • role and commitment, role scale (Step 3) - respondents, choosing one of six options;
  • major life areas in Step 1 - of Motivational Structure Questionnaire;
  • personal aspirations and concerns inventory - two contrasting profiles from computerized PCI;
  • motivational construct - corresponding to underlying brain processes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Motivational Measurement in Historical Perspective

  • Motivational Structure Questionnaire

  • Personal Concerns Inventory

  • Personal Aspirations and Concerns Inventory

  • Conclusions

  • References