Striving scales

(Barrick et al., 2002, JAP)

The scale

Accomplishment striving

Attention and direction I frequently think about getting my work done. I focus my attention on completing work assignments. I set personal goals to get a lot of work accomplished. I spend a lot of time thinking about finishing my work tasks. I often consider how I can get more work done.

Intensity and persistence

  • I try hard to get things done in my job.
  • I put a lot of effort into completing my work tasks.
  • I never give up trying to finish my work.
  • I spend a lot of effort completing work assignments.

Arousal

  • I feel enthused when I think about finishing my work tasks.
  • It is very important to me that I complete a lot of work.

Status striving

Attention and direction

  • I frequently think about ways to advance and obtain better pay or working conditions.
  • I focus my attention on being the best sales representative in the office.
  • I set personal goals for obtaining more sales than anyone else.
  • I spend a lot of time contemplating ways to get ahead of my coworkers.
  • I often compare my work accomplishments against coworkers‘ accomplishments.

Intensity and persistence

  • I never give up trying to perform at a level higher than others.
  • I always try to be the highest performer.

Arousal

  • I get excited about the prospect of being the most successful sales representative?
  • I feel a thrill when I think about getting a higher status position at work.
  • I am challenged by a desire to perform my job better than my coworkers.
  • I get worked up thinking about ways to become the highest performing sales representative.

communion striving

Attention and direction

  • I focus my attention on getting along with others at work.
  • I spend a lot of time contemplating whether my coworkers like me.

Intensity and persistence

  • I never give up trying to be liked by my coworkers and supervisors
  • I expend a lot of effort developing a reputation as someone who is easy to get along with.

Arousal

  • I get excited about the prospect of having coworkers who are good friends
  • I enjoy thinking about cooperating with my coworkers and supervisors
  • I care a lot about having coworkers and supervisors who are like me.
  • I am challenged by a desire to be a team player
  • I get worked up thinking about ways to make sure others like me.
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