The Motivations and Aspirations of 3029 Educated Urban Nigerians

Ohaeri, J U and Lewis, Christopher A (2005) The Motivations and Aspirations of 3029 Educated Urban Nigerians.

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Abstract

The present study’s objectives were: (a) to estimate the proportion of educated Nigerians whose behaviour was motivated by various levels of needs; (b) to estimate the proportion of those who aspired to be motivated by these needs; and, (c) using factor analysis, to deter-mine whether behavioural motivations and aspirations would aggregate into meaningful patterns. The 3029 subjects included individuals from most tribal and occupational groups. The least-endorsed motivational need was the aesthetic level (60.3%); the other levels of needs were endorsed by over two-thirds of participants, with self-actualization being the most popular. Factor analysis yielded three significant factors. All aspirational need levels loaded on Factor 1, indicating the salience of these needs. Factor 2 included psychological need levels, while Factor 3 included material needs and aspirations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Metadata only available from this repository. This article was published in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. The journal website is available at http://www.springer.com/public+health/journal/11469 Contact the author via email at - ca.lewis@glyndwr.ac.uk for information about this article.
Keywords: Personality, Motivations, Aspirations, Urban, Nigeria, Maslow, Hierarchy of needs, Factor analysis.
Members: Glyndŵr University
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:14
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2016 21:19
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/336

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