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Pracownik i pracodawca – wykorzystanie technik projekcyjnych w badaniu postrzegania wzajemnych relacji (Employee and employer. Research considering mutual perception of relationships between employee and employer with projection techniques)


  • Norbert Maliszewski

    () (Wydzial Psychologii, Uniwersytet Warszawski)

  • Klaudyna Jankowska

    () (Bank Handlowy Warszawie S.A.)

  • Hubert Suszek

    () (Wydzial Psychologii, Uniwersytet Warszawski)


The aim of the study was to examine implicit and explicit power motive in students as a function of their gender and major (psychology versus economics). It was expected that although men would explicitly declare stronger power motive than women, on the implicit level, there would be no gender difference. Similarly, it was expected that economy majors would declare stronger power motive than psychology majors but this difference would not be observed on the implicit measure. Forty psychology and forty economics majors, with an equal number of men and women in each group, participated in the proper study. They were asked to fill in the questionnaire measuring 3 dimensions of explicit power motivation: leadership, visibility and helping. They also completed an Implicit Association Test (IAT) measuring implicite power motivation. Psychology majors declared stronger power motive expressed through helping behaviors than economics majors. For psychology majors those helping behaviors were related to power motive at the implicit level. On the other hand, economy majors more often than psychology ones declared that they satisfy their power motivation by typical power attributes – influencing others and visibility.

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  • Norbert Maliszewski & Klaudyna Jankowska & Hubert Suszek, 2014. "Pracownik i pracodawca – wykorzystanie technik projekcyjnych w badaniu postrzegania wzajemnych relacji (Employee and employer. Research considering mutual perception of relationships between employee ," Problemy Zarzadzania, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management, vol. 12(45), pages 50-65.
  • Handle: RePEc:sgm:pzwzuw:v:12:i:45:y:2014:p:50-65

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    power motive; implicit attitude; Implicit Association Test;

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