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Lecture 5

Lecture 5 Intrinsic Interest As A Motivator

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Kinesiology
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Kinesiology 1088A/B
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Robert La Rose

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September 22 2010 KinesiologyLecture 5 INTRINSIC INTEREST AS A MOTIVATOR Definitions 1 Intrinsic motivationDesire to participate in an activity or task for its own sakedo it for the fun of doing it Innate need to feel competent and self determining when dealing with ones environment deci 1975want to do it because you want to Characterized by an ongoing process of seeking and attempting to conquer challenges that are optimal for ones abilityI am confident so I am determind How to measure intrinsic motivation a Free choice involvement in an activitytime spent b Presence of performance qualitycomplexity creativity flexibility spontaneity c Selfreport questionnaires were u interested did you enjoy it did it satisfy you2 Extrinsic Motivation Behaviour engaged in for reasonsother than the activity itselfexternal rewardsactivity becomes a means to an enda way to an external reward or comply with the demands of othersProduces a feeling of an external control resulting in compliance or defiance and is manifested by feelings of pressure tension or apprehensionIntrinsic and Extrinsic motives are interactive but not additive see page 137 can compare or cooperate with one another How external rewards influence intrinsic interest have been analyzed in two ways 1 Empiracl approachresearch base a LepperGreen 1975nursery study 3 groups of kidsexpected reward no reward and unexpected reward1 week later measured amount of free time spent drawing with pensResults expected rewards spent less than halfthe time drawing than the noreward or unexpected reward groups did Extrinsic rewards actually decreased the intrinsic interest in the activity b COGNITIVE EVALUATION THEORY deciryan 1985 Evaluates how an individual perceives the impact of the external rewards and thus theeffect this perception had on hisher intrinsic motivation enhance it or undermine it
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