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Maslow's Theory of Human Motivation and its Deep Roots in Individualism: Interrogating Maslow's Applicability in Africa

Mawere, Munyaradzi; Mubaya, Raymond; van Reisen, Mirjam; Stam, van, Gertjan; Mawere, Munyaradzi; Nhemachena, Artwell;
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  • Published: 01 May 2016
  • Publisher: Langaa RPCIG
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Since the postulation of Abraham Maslow's theory of human motivation, the theory has been celebrated as the determining factor to account for and explain human wants and needs. While the theory has its genealogy from an individualistic society, the United States of America, where it was crafted and propelled to take a stand as a universal theory determining human wants and needs across the world, little has been done to critically examine its seemingly perceived universality and applicability in societies such as those of Africa, where collectivism and conviviality bear centrality. The theory has enjoyed more acclamations than critical appraisals. This paper is ...
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