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Psychology

University of Richmond

2009

Motivation (Psychology)

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Motivation To Lead : Investigating The Power Of The Mtl Equation, Elizabeth Robinson Jan 2009

Motivation To Lead : Investigating The Power Of The Mtl Equation, Elizabeth Robinson

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Recent research has investigated a measurable way to determine an individual's motivation to lead in social situations by looking at specific aspects of an individual that make up his/her leadership ability and experience. The MTL (Motivation to Lead) construct is referred to as an individual differences construct that measures a person's motivation to acquire a leadership position based on specific personality traits and values (Chan & Drasgow, 2002). Chan and Drasgow's findings suggest that specific antecedents have calculable correlations to the three types of motivation to lead: Affective/Identity MTL, Non-Calculative MTL, and Social-Normative MTL. For example ...