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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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.

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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 Contact the author via email at - for information about this article.
Keywords: Personality, Motivations, Aspirations, Urban, Nigeria, Maslow, Hierarchy of needs, Factor analysis.
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Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:14
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:06

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