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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Motivation in education; Reward (Psychology); Rewards and punishments in education;

Abstract

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

1998

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Barry J. Wilson

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Date Original

1998

Object Description

1 PDF file (65 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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