According to SDT, extrinsic motivation
distinguishes between two autonomous types (i.
still work with Millennials, as well.
For some students, extrinsic motivation
can be important, giving the individual something to aim for when a specific task does not create internal enjoyment.
, as the name suggests, comes from the "outside" of the individual.
Competence has been linked to extrinsic motivation
It included 28 items and three components of intrinsic motivation (12 items), extrinsic motivation
(12 items) and amotivation (4 items).
An example of extrinsic motivation
is when a parent pays his or her child to do homework.
Perhaps I'm old-fashioned on this one, but my experience with reward/recognition schemes (particularly for R&D organizations) that attempt to rely on extrinsic motivation
is that they simply don't achieve their end goals.
Though extrinsic motivation
has been said to be detrimental to creativity (Amabile, 1983), in a scarcity-ridden economy like India extrinsic rewards can be strong motivators of innovative behaviors for roles that demand creativity as a part of employee's job description (e.
, however, drives a child to complete a task with the promise of outside rewards such as money or grades.
unaffected by the finding that extrinsic motivation
is more effective in
Intrinsic motivation refers to doing something because it is inherently interesting or enjoyable, and extrinsic motivation
refers to doing something because it leads to a separable outcome.