Achievement motivation and performance of campus paper advisers in Western Visayas:

Sub Title: implications to educational management

Author: Primero, Victoria S.

Accession Number: 519D

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Copyright Year: 1993

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This study aimed at determining the achievement motivation and managerial performance of the campus paper advisers in secondary and tertiary schools in Western Visayas. This descriptive correlational research used as respondents 100 secondary and tertiary campus paper advisers randomly selected from a total of 260 advisers from both public and private schools in the Region. Independent variables were the responsdents' age, sex, number of dependents, educational background, school-level assignment, length of advisorship, and actual journalism experience. The dependent variable was managerial performance with achievement motivation serving as the moderator variable. The data-gathering instruments were two questionnaires constructed specifically for the purpose of this investigation: Achievement-Motivation Questionnaire (AMQ) and Management Competence Questionnaire (MCQ) based mainly on Maslow's Needs Hierarchy Theory and the managerial functions, respectively. Both instruments were face-validated by five jurors, pilot-tested among 32 campus paper advisers to determine administrability and scorabilty, and subjected to factorial analysis of the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The mean and standard deviations were the descriptive statistics employed while the inferential statistics were the t-test, One-way Analysis of Variance, and the Pearson r, all of which were set at .05 significance level. The study found out that the campus paper advisers are highly competent in the performance of their work although they were only moderately motivated. It was also found out that actual journalism experience was a significant factor that promotes desirable work performance. Advisers with higher educational attainment have not performed as well as those with lower degrees. Achievement motivation was significantly and positively correlated with the advisers' work performance. However, the advisers' self-perception of their work performance did not significantly correlate with the perception of the staff who rated their advisers' performance higher than the advisers themselves.


Keywords: Achievement motivation of campus paper advisers, Managerial performance of campus paper advisers, Campus paper advisers

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