Motivational Patterns in Southeast Asia with Special Reference to the Chinese Case1


  • David C. McClelland

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    This is a modified version of a talk given at the annual meetings of the American Asian Society on April 3, 1962. It in turn owed its existence to a stim- ulating paper by Richard Solomon which first attempted the analysis of the Chinese materials reported here. I am obviously very much in his debt for starting this whole enterprise. I am also very grateful to Mrs. Ai-li Chin for straightening out the Chinese source material on which the analysis is based.