Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Dr. Peter O. LeViness
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, Chan and Drasgow reported a high correlation between the Big-Five Personality Trait of agreeableness and non-calculative MTL.
Robinson, Elizabeth, "Motivation to lead : investigating the power of the MTL equation" (2009). Honors Theses. 367.