Effects of performance feedback and extrinsic reward upon high intrinsic motivation

The effects of extrinsic rewards and feedback regarding task performance upon feelings of competence and strength of intrinsic motivation were examined for a highly intrinsically motivating task

Hugh J. Arnold

2004

Scholarcy highlights

  • The effects of extrinsic rewards and feedback regarding task performance upon feelings of competence and strength of intrinsic motivation were examined for a highly intrinsically motivating task
  • Measures were obtained of subjects' rate of volunteering to return, actual return behavior, feelings of competence, satisfaction, enjoyment, and task performance
  • Results indicate that when intrinsic motivation is high, extrinsic rewards either do not affect or enhance intrinsic motivation
  • Self-reports of satisfaction, enjoyment, and volunteering appear suspect as measures of intrinsic motivation

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