Title: Intrinsic motivational potential inventory: development of a measure

Authors: Sanghamitra Buddhapriya; Prachi Bhatt

Addresses: FORE School of Management, B-18, Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi-110016, India ' FORE School of Management, B-18, Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi-110016, India

Abstract: Motivated employees are the greatest asset to any organisation. But differentiating employees on the basis of their intrinsic motivational levels, which in our research parlance is referred to as intrinsic motivational potential, has been a constant challenge. So, it becomes relevant to understand the behavioural traits that differentiate individuals in terms of their motivational potential. This research empirically tests the 'behavioural traits affecting motivational potential framework' and develops a situational judgement test-based measurement tool, i.e., the intrinsic motivational potential inventory (IMPI). Study 1 (251 sample) and study 2 (224 sample) comprising MBA students were carried out to develop the measurement tool. The exploratory factor and confirmatory factor analyses indicated a reliable measure with a single factor structure comprising 33 items. This measurement tool would prove useful for practitioners and researchers in understanding and assessing the intrinsic motivational potential. Additionally, this paper discusses theoretical, practical, and future research implications.

Keywords: motivation; intrinsic motivational potential; psychometric measurement; workplace motivation; intrinsic motivation; individual differences; behavioural traits; intrinsic motivational potential inventory; IMPI; behavioural trait assessment.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICBM.2018.095682

International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, 2018 Vol.17 No.4, pp.478 - 501

Received: 09 Nov 2017
Accepted: 25 Apr 2018

Published online: 16 Oct 2018 *

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