Achievement Motivation among the College Principal in Kanyakumari District

C. Subathra


The purpose of this study was to identify the motivational profiles of the College principals in Kanyakumari District as well as to examine if a statistically significant relationship existed between the motivational profiles of college principals in Kanyakumari District and their Gender, Age, Teaching experience, Administrative experience and Type of College.  This study employed a survey questionnaire. The questionnaire included two parts, Demographic Questions and Motivation Profile Questions based on David McClelland’s theory of Needs- Power, Affiliation and Achievement Motivation. 130 sets of questionnaires were sent to all 130 College principals in Kanyakumari District using Drop-off and Mail-survey method.  Analysed data using SPSS and Applied Pearson Correlation, ANOVA , t-test to test hypothesis. The findings of the study reveals that most of the college principals in Kanyakumari District are Achievement Motivators. And it also revealed that there is no relationship between the Motivation profile of college principal with their Demographic profile in most cases. The study findings give an implication for Leadership Training.

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