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Measuring motivation multidimensionally: development of the Assessment of Individual Motives-Questionnaire (AIM-Q).
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PMID:  18258729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the development of the Assessment of Individual Motives-Questionnaire (AIM-Q), a new instrument based on an evolutionary psychology theory of human motivation. It provides multitrait-multimethod (MTMM) assessment of individual differences on 15 motive scales. A total heterogeneous sample of N = 1,251 participated in eight studies that evaluated the homogeneity, internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and MTMM convergent and discriminant validities of the AIM-Q's three methods. These studies generally support the overall strategy of assessing individual differences in multiple evolutionary-based motives with multiple methods. Additional validity studies are underway and, when validated further, the AIM-Q may offer a promising option for evolutionary psychologists and behavioral geneticists wanting to incorporate individual differences into their research but have had to use existing self-report measures of personality, which were not designed for such a purpose. It may also offer clinical and counseling psychologists an additional approach to personality measures for the prediction of behavior.
Larry C Bernard; Michael Mills; Leland Swenson; R Patricia Walsh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Assessment     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1073-1911     ISO Abbreviation:  Assessment     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-08     Completed Date:  2008-05-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431219     Medline TA:  Assessment     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  16-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
Psychology Department, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA.
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Personality Assessment

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