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Kinesiology 1088A/B
Bob Larose

Day Six 2012 Kinesiology 1088a – Dr. Bob LeRose – Room 4182 Thames Hall INTRINISIC INTEREST AS A MOTIVATOR DEFINITIONS: 1. INTRINSIC MOTIVATION - Desire to participate in an activity or task for its own sake- enjoyment ,excitement ,challenge - Innate need to feel competent an self-determining when dealing with one’s environment (Deci, 1975) - Characterized by an ongoing process of seeking and attempting to conquer challenges that are optimal for one’s ability HOW TO MEASURE INTRINSIC MOTIVATION a) Free choice involvement in an activity- time spent b) Presence of performance quality- complexity, creativity, flexibility, spontaneity c) Self-report questionnaires- interest, enjoyment, satisfaction 2. EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION - Behaviour engaged in for reasons other than the activity itself- external rewards - Activity becomes a means to an end- a way to an external reward or comply with the demands of others - Produces a feeling of external control resulting in compliance or efiance and is manifested by feelings of pressure, tension or apprehension ** Intrinsic and Extrinsic motives are on a continuum, they are interactive but not additive- see p140 (can compete or cooperate with one another) HOW EXTRINSIC REWARD INFLUENCE INTRINSIC INTEREST HAS BEEN ANALYZED IN TWO WAYS: 1. EMPIRICAL approach- research based a) Lepper & Green (1975)- Nursery study - Felt tipped pens for drawing - 3 groups 1. Expected reward 2. No reward 3. unexpected reward - One week later measured amount of free time spent drawing with pens - RESULTS: expected rewards spent less than half the time drawing then the no reward or unexpected reward groups did - Extrinsic reward actually decreased the intrinsic interest in the activity *** th 1 Important Dates: Midterm is October 19 (35%) Final is (50% and info on midterm will not be on it!! Labs online and must hand in hard copy (3% each and uses best 5 out of 6 = 15%) Day Six 2012 b) Cognitive evaluation theory (Deci &Ryan, 1985)
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