This study was concerned with the incentives which motivate children, with particular reference to sex: and age differences. The questionnaire used was one formulated and used by Lester A. Kirkendall in his study of the influence of certain incentives in the motivation of 284 pupils in grades 4, 5 and 6 in the New Britain, Connecticut schools.2 The purpose of our investigation was to extend the data to include pupils of the upper grade levels and to compare the results with those of Kirkendall. This problem was conducted with the assistance of students in a class in the psychology of motivation at Iowa State College.
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Henry, Lyle K. and Brand, Mary J.
"An Extension of Kirkendall's Study of Incentives in the Motivation of Children,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 48:
, Article 97.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol48/iss1/97