Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Robert J. Filer

Second Advisor

Dr. Barbara K. Sholley

Third Advisor

Dr. Robin C. Tucker


An experiment was designed in order to measure the attitude toward work of 50 males and 50 females in a student sample and of 39 male managers and 39 female managers in a bank sample. The attitude scale, presented to the Ss, was designed by the author and contained 50 statements. Each of 44 statements pertained either to a Motivation factor, e.g. achievement, responsibility, etc. or to a Hygiene factor, e.g. salary, status, etc. with the remaining six used as Fillers. All statistical tests were performed at the .01 level of significance. An analysis of variance revealed a significant three factor interaction . Analysis of simple effects revealed: (1) Motivator scores were significantly higher than Hygiene scores for males in each sample; (2) Motivator scores were significantly higher than Hygiene scores for females in each sample; and (3) Motivator scores for female managers were significantly higher than Motivator scores for female students. There was no significant difference in Motivator scores or in Hygiene scores between sexes.

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