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MULTI-MOTIVE GRID TEST - MMG - 7 YEAR LICENSE

Model 64104

Multi-Motive Grid Test - MMG - 7 Year License
 
   
 

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SYSTEM OVERVIEW

The Schuhfried VTS enables computer-assisted application of a large number of highly diverse psycho-diagnostic tests and measuring procedures. In developing the system much emphasis was placed on transparent structure and largely uniform design. It is therefore simple to operate and easy to understand and does not require any special computer skills.

The VTS basic module is required for administration of any of the available tests.

The Schuhfried VTS supports the administration of both single tests and test batteries. Many of the single tests are available in different test versions. These test versions may differ, for example, in terms of test duration or difficulty or may be parallel forms. They are characterized by different parameters reflecting specific test requirements. They have been designed for administration to a specific population (e.g. psychiatric patients, children, etc.) or for special measuring purposes (e.g. repeated measurements). Test batteries are compiled from the available single tests and test versions.

OVERVIEW

The MMG combines aspects of the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) with those of classic questionnaires. Similar to the TAT, 18 pictures are presented which provide a well-balanced set of situations linked to performance, control, and social acceptance. These pictures are accompanied by statements that represent important motivational states.

APPLICATION

Assessment of motives regarding performance, control and social acceptance.

Main areas of application: personality aptitude diagnostics, industrial and organizational psychology, as well as health psychology.

THEORETICAL BACKGROUND

The MMG combines aspects of the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) with those of classic questionnaires. Similar to the TAT, 18 pictures are presented which provide a well-balanced set of situations linked to performance, control, and social acceptance. These pictures are accompanied by statements that represent important motivational states.

The following six variables are calculated:

  • Hope for success (performance) and Fear of failure (performance),
  • Hope for control (control) and Fear of loss of control (control),
  • Hope for social acceptance (acceptance) and Fear of rejection (acceptance).

Results of a factor analysis recommend a three-factor constellation: a fear factor (fear of failure, fear of losing control, and fear of rejection), a factor that represents the hope for performance and control (hope for success and for control), and a third factor hope for acceptance.

ADMINISTRATION

After the instruction phase, the items (pictures and statements) are presented on the screen one after the other. The respondent indicates his / her answer in a bipolar scale (yes / no). She or he may not omit answers.

TEST FORMS

There is one test form with 18 pictures.

SCORING

Pictures 1-4 are not scored; they function merely as warm-up items and serve to increase acceptance of the test. Raw scales are calculated for all scales. The output of results consists of a results table which gives raw and standard scores for all scales; working time is also noted. The test profile and an item analysis protocol giving details of the respondent's answers can also be viewed if required. The following six variables are calculated:

  • Hope for success (achievement)
  • Fear of failure (achievement)
  • Hope for control (control)
  • Fear of loss of control (control)
  • Hope for affiliation (affiliation)
  • Fear of rejection (affiliation)

RELIABILITY

The internal consistency (Cronbach's Alpha) of the scales varies between r=.78 and r=.90.

VALIDITY

Studies have shown that individuals with achievement motivation perform better on a management training course and individuals with high control motivation benefit more from this kind of training.

Wegge, Quaeck and Kleinbeck (1996) investigated the influence of motives – measured by the MMG, the TAT and a questionnaire (AMS) – on subjects' video game preferences. Subjects were shown three games which they could choose between; the selection consisted of a game involving fighting, an adventure game and a simulated motor cycle race. Fear of failure was a good predictor for the length of playing time. Fear of losing control and fear of failure were good predictors of the amount of time the subject spent with the games. Individuals with high hope for affiliation had by far the strongest preference for the adventure game.

When asked about their general preferences with regard to video games, individuals with high hope for affiliation mentioned the games' colour and music, while individuals with high hope for success particularly enjoyed games in which they could determine the difficulty level themselves.

NORMS

Computer norms are available for a representative sample of for N=390 individuals aged between 16 and 81 who were tested in the research laboratory of the Schuhfried company. These norms are also available as subsamples separated according to age and gender.

TESTING TIME

Approx. 8 - 10 minutes

ACCESSORIES

REQUIRED ACCESSORIES

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Schuhfried Vienna Test System
Model 64032

The Schuhfried VTS enables computer-assisted application of a large number of highly diverse psycho-diagnostic tests and measuring procedures.

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

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Light Pen Interface
Model 64021

Light pen interface for any standard VGA display.

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Set of Light Pens
Model 64022

Set of light pens for use with VTS tests.

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Multi-Motive Grid Test - MMG - 50 Administration License Image

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Model 64104-50

Assessment of motives regarding performance, control and social acceptance.

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Lafayette, IN 47904

Phone: (765) 423-1505
Fax: (765) 423-4111
info@lafayetteinstrument.com

 

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Phone: (765) 423-1505
Fax: (765) 423-4111

info@lafayetteinstrument.com

Copyright © 2009 - 2017 Lafayette Instrument Company. All Rights Reserved.