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ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVE: ANALYZING THE VALIDITY OF THE WOFO
Article first published online: 28 JUL 2006
Psychology of Women Quarterly
Volume 9, Issue 3, pages 357–370, September 1985
How to Cite
Adams, J., Priest, R. F. and Prince, H. T. (1985), ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVE: ANALYZING THE VALIDITY OF THE WOFO. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 9: 357–370. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6402.1985.tb00886.x
Portions of this paper were presented at the American Psychological Association annual meeting in New York, September 1-5, 1979.
This article was prepared with the support of research grant No. MDA 903-78-G-02 from the U.S. Army Research Institute, Jerome Adams, principal investigator. This article represents the views of the authors and is not the official position of the U.S. Military Academy, the Army Research Institute, the U.S. Army or any other governmental agency.
- Issue published online: 28 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 28 JUL 2006
Spence and Helmreich developed the Work and Family Orientation (WOFO) Questionnaire as a multidimensional measure of achievement motivation and attitudes toward family and career because they believed that a unitary construct of achievement motivation was not sufficient to account for broad patterns of behavior in varied situations. This article reviews the evidence for the construct validity of the WOFO questionnaire based on data from a large group (N = 3, 727) of men and women with high educational and career aspirations. Evidence presented includes factor analysis of the WOFO subscale dimensions, subscale reliabilities, and an analysis of the effect of gender and masculinity-femininity on achievement motives. The research confirms new insights regarding the relationship between achievement motives and sex roles for women and men.