The paper is about David McClelland's theory of human motivation. It is researched in a group of individuals, included in Young Researchers' Training Programme in Slovenia. McClelland's needs theory presuposes three kinds of needs: need for achievement, need for power, and need for association with other people. The research gives an insight in STORILNOSTNO motivation in two groups of young researchers based on a representative sample. Results are analysed in context of their motives for knowledge transfer.
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Since 1985, Slovenia has run a special programme for the promotion of science and doctoral studies among young people, called "Young researchers training programme". Since its beginning, the programme has been substantially funded, and over 6000 young people have participated in the training. However, no significant research on the programme's effectiveness has been done, so far. This paper presents results of research aimed at identifying young researchers' motivation for entering the training programme, their assessment of the training, and links to knowledge transfer into practice as the principle idea behind the programme. Analysis shows that intrinsic motivation, along with fulfilment of expectations, significantly influences several aspects of knowledge transfer. Adequacy of training quality for knowledge transfer and the usefulness of knowledge could be enhanced by revising young researcher candidates', as well as mentor candidates', motivation for training and readiness for cooperation.
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Today, higher education institutions are recognised as the key agent in creating knowledge society and knowledge-based economy. The key task to achieve this objective is to prepare doctoral students for careers in various sectors of society, especially in the economy. In the past few years, the role of doctoral studies has changed significantly. If they were traditionally treated as an entrance ticket for academic career, nowadays we recognise the importance of doctors of philosophy in various spheres of society. Our paper deals with doctoral students in terms of their employability, i.e. whether they have an opportunity to work in the economy or higher education. In accordance with this perspective, we provide statistics on the enrolment in and completion of doctoral studies, which indicate the need for a thorough market analysis and the modernisation of doctoral study programmes so that they will prepare future doctors of philosophy for careers in various sectors, especially in the economy. On the one hand, we have witnessed a significant increase in the enrolment in doctoral studies, and on the other, an increase in the number of unemployed doctors of philosophy. Once elite, doctors of philosophy today face an increasing competition, which is why individuals should in making their decision whether to enrol in doctoral studies or not take into account their own interests and the needs and demands of the labour market.
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