The Huron University College Journal of Learning and Motivation

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Inter-Test Reliability and External Influences on nAch Testing Methods


Heather McCaig


This study looks at the inter-test reliability between Smith's Quick Measure of Motivation Achievement, the sentence stem method by Sorrentino, and a self-report on Need for Achievement. As well, it looks at the influences of an external stimulus, one of two written stories in an arousal condition and a control condition. The results for the inter-test reliability were not significant. The results of the influence of the conditions were not significant in all groups except i n the case of one observer's scores of the sentence stem test. Future research suggests a larger sample size, and different methods for the conditions.

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