extrinsic motivation

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ex·trin·sic mo·ti·va·tion

the search for satisfaction, or to avoid dissatisfaction, through nontask aspects of the environment such as seeking comfort, safety, and security from others or through the efforts of others.


the internal and external drives and forces that energize, direct and regulate behaviour. Motivation is often conceptualized in terms of direction (the behavioural goal) and intensity (the level of motivation from low to high). Extrinsic motivation motivation directed towards the attainment of rewards that are separable from a behaviour or activity itself. For example, an athlete who engages in sport just to win medals would be extrinsically motivated. intrinsic motivation motivation driven by the pleasure and satisfaction inherent in engaging in a behaviour or activity. For example, an athlete who engages in sport purely for fun and enjoyment would be intrinsically motivated.
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41) The continuum proposes six motivational states, ranging from amotivation (completely lacking self-determination) to intrinsic motivation, with four different types of extrinsic motivation making up the middle of the arc.
Table 5 presents the percentage of the gained scores, mean scores and standard deviation for 5 major factors of extrinsic motivation related to the reasons of attending university, so that the responses from strongly agree to strongly disagree received the scores 5 to 1, respectively.
Correlations in Table 2 also illustrate the negative relationships between motivation and test results and give reason to believe that the negative predictive value is due to extrinsic motivation.
Because extrinsic motivation is defined as factors outside of the agent that explain why he or she acts, the arrow comes from outside.
The patterns of the two clusters in both the separate samples and the whole sample (Figure 3) were notably similar, although the differences between the forms of intrinsic, extrinsic motivation and amotivation were more moderate between the clusters from the whole sample (Table 2).
1), as well as a significant positive relationship between extrinsic motivation and job satisfaction (r=0.
On the other hand, individuals with extrinsic motivation engage in activities to obtain some outcomes, such as achieving rewards or avoiding punishments, separable from the activity itself (Ryan & Deci, 2000a).
Overall, it is reasonable to interpret that the intervention motivated and engaged the participants to the extent that further research would be warranted, including comparing the efficacy of the intervention with treatment approaches that provide explicit extrinsic motivation and/or traditional therapy in outpatient or group settings.
Motivation can fall anywhere on the continuum from amotivation (lack of the intent to act), to extrinsic motivation (seeking to avoid punishments and gain external rewards), to introjected regulation (studying or behaving well because one feels pressure from within), to identified regulation (recognizing the importance or value in developing a behavior or skill), and finally, to intrinsic motivation (behavior motivated purely by the inherent benefits) (Deci et al.
This study proposes to understand young generation's blogging behavior based on two general motivations: extrinsic motivation and intrinsic motivation.
Seaton, Marsh and Craven (2010) found that the BFLPE was not moderated by intrinsic or extrinsic motivation.
Experimental cognitive research also reveals that intrinsic motivation is highly conducive to creative productivity, while purely extrinsic motivation tends to decrease creative function.