Abstract: The study aims to assess moderating effects of objective and subjective achievement values on the relationships of organizational work and non-work supports with three dimensions of achievement motivation in leadership roles including aspiration, mastery and salience. The study adopts a quantitative approach survey method. The data was collected from 303 extension agents of the Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture in Iran using questionnaires. The data were analyzed using SEM. The objective and subjective achievement values significantly moderate the purposed relationships of organizational work and non-work supports with three dimensions of achievement motivation in leadership roles. Further, the results showed that organizational work support significantly topics related to aspiration and mastery dimensions of achievement motivation while organizational non-work supports significantly related to aspiration and salience dimensions of achievement motivation. The study is useful for extension organizations in general and HRD professionals in particular to convey the favorable treatment including work and non-work supports to motivate the agents to achieve leadership roles.
Roya Karami, Maimunah Ismail and Mohammad Badsar, 2012. Moderating Effect of Achievement Values on the Relationships of Organizational Supports and Achievement Motivation in Leadership Role. The Social Sciences, 7: 866-874.