Sex differences among five sources of motivation in the Motivation Sources Inventory: Preliminary findings

John E. Barbuto, Susan M. Fritz, Brett A. Plummer

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Paper reports sex differences among five sources of motivation for a sample of 208 undergraduate students who completed the Motivation Sources Inventory, t tests yielded few statistically significant sex differences for the five sources of motivation; however, Instrumental Motivation was higher among men than women, while the remaining four motives showed no sex difference. Implications and research opportunities are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-48
Number of pages2
JournalPsychological reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 2003


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