Congruence of life goals and implicit motives as predictors of life satisfaction: Cross-cultural implications of a study of Zambian male adolescents

Autor(en): Hofer, J
Chasiotis, A
Stichwörter: ACHIEVEMENT; adolescence; AMERICAN; BEHAVIOR; FAMILIES; HAPPINESS; implicit motives; life goals; life satisfaction; MOTIVATION; motive-goal congruence; PERSONAL STRIVINGS; Psychology; Psychology, Experimental; Psychology, Social; QUESTIONNAIRE; SELF; WELL; Zambia
Erscheinungsdatum: 2003
Herausgeber: SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS
Journal: MOTIVATION AND EMOTION
Volumen: 27
Ausgabe: 3
Startseite: 251
Seitenende: 272
Zusammenfassung: 
This paper examines the relationship between implicit motives, explicit life goals, and life satisfaction in a Zambian sample of male adolescents. A questionnaire assessing life goals (K. Pohlmann & J. C. Brunstein, 1997), the Satisfaction With Life Scale (E. Diener, R. A. Emmons, R. J. Larsen, & S. Griffin, 1985), and a TAT-type picture-story-test were administered to 120 Gwembe Tonga adolescents in Zambia. The stories were coded according to a scoring system developed by D. G. Winter (1991). Based on motives associated with the domains achievement and affiliation-intimacy, the results revealed that congruence between implicit motives and self-attributed goals is associated with an enhanced satisfaction with life. This pattern does not appear to hold true for motives associated with the domain of power.
ISSN: 01467239
DOI: 10.1023/A:1025011815778

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