This hierarchy applies to humans individually. Every one has different needs and requirements and therefore they move across the hierarchy differently. For example if you put Bill Gates in this hierarchy, then he might only need to fulfill his self actualization need because all his previous needs have already been fulfilled. Some one might not require safety need because he or she might not give much importance to it and therefore directly move to the esteem need.
People with different age bracket and with different sex have different requirements with respect to these needs. The biological need is the basic need and therefore it remains the same for males or females. People with 18-30 year age bracket require this need more because these people are not usually established and are working hard for a better living where as people above this age bracket usually are settled and has less of this need. Safety need is more amongst females as compared to males as they feel more insecure than men. Belongingness and love need is equally important for either males of females or person of any age group. It is surprising that women have more of esteem needs than men and very less of people in the 18-30 age group desire esteem need.
Aesthetics need is only amongst the fem...
Belongingness and love need is equally important for either males of females or person of any age group. It is surprising that women have more of esteem needs than men and very less of people in the 18-30 age group desire esteem need.
Aesthetics need is only amongst the females. And females of age group 18-30 desire more of it than do the 31-45 because those females are more young and trendy and therefore follow the fashion. Many people like to achieve the self actualization but females desire more of this need than do males. People above the 31 years of age might go for it because they might have fulfilled all the other needs and this is the last thing left. Transcendence is related to self actualization but it is basically to do something which no one other has done or to think out of the ordinary and this is more in men than in women. And this desire of need arises more when a person has just passed or about to pass the teen age and is a young person when the capacity to think creatively is more as compared to after the thirties.
Richard L. Daft. Management. Orlando, Florida: The Dryden Press, Harcourt Brace College Publishers,