Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Motivation in education; Reward (Psychology); Rewards and punishments in education;
This research paper is a review of literature on the effects of rewards on intrinsic motivation. Two recent meta-analytic studies are reviewed and compared in terms of their conflicting findings. Studies that examine specific conditions in which rewards may enhance or undermine students' intrinsic motivation are reviewed. These selective studies include research on verbal rewards, noncontingent, tangible, expected rewards, and contingent, tangible, expected rewards. Suggestions for future research are made.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
Barry J. Wilson
1 PDF file (65 pages)
©1998 Jennifer D. Jacobson
Jacobson, Jennifer D., "Effects of extrinsic reward conditions on students' intrinsic motivation : implications for teachers" (1998). Graduate Research Papers. 895.