Measuring Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

  title={Measuring Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs},
  author={David Lester},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  pages={15 - 17}
  • D. Lester
  • Published 1 August 2013
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Reports
Two scales have been proposed to measure Maslow's hierarchy of needs in college students, one by Lester (1990) and one by Strong and Fiebert (1987). In a sample of 51 college students, scores on the corresponding scales for the five needs did not correlate significantly and positively, except for the measures of physiological needs. Furthermore, there was limited support for Maslow's hypothesis that need deprivation would predict psychopathology (specifically, mania and depression). 

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