Speaking of parenthood motivation, especially in couples facing the sterility problem, it is necessary to consider the achievement motivation concept. The first theories dealing with the achievement motivation were defining this concept as a group of activities directed toward the achievement of success, or avoidance of failure.
The objective of this paper: to examine the achievement motivation in couples participating in IVF program.
Material and methods: The survey has been conducted with an experimental group of 200 couples participating in IVF program, as well as 200 fertile couples representing the control group at Gynaecology and Obstetrics Department of Clinical Centre of Vojvodina, Novi Sad. The survey was performed using the standardized MOP 2002 questionnaire.
Results: The total score of the achievement motivation was 62.79 ± 10.96. The control group examinees showed an average achievement motivation of 63.24 ± 11.50, and the examinees of the experimental group showed 62.34 ± 10.38. There was no statistically significant difference between the groups (t = - 1.173; p = 0.241). Men showed higher achievement motivation than women. However, the control group (t = 2.886; p = 0.004) and the total sample (t = 3.336; p = 0.001) showed a statistically significant difference.
Conclusion: Significant difference was found in regard to gender, i.e. in men and in the total sample as well as the control group, a better score for achievement motivation was reached.