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Effects of reward on self-regulation, intrinsic motivation and creativity

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Selart, Marcus; Nordstöm, Thomas; Kuvaas, Bård; Takemura, Kazuhisa

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Abstract This article evaluates the effects of two types of rewards (performance-contingent versus engagement-contingent) on self-regulation, intrinsic motivation and creativity. Forty-two under-graduate students were randomly assigned to three conditions; i.e. a performance-contingent reward group, an engagement-contingent reward group and a control group. Results provide little support for the negative effects of performance rewards on motivational components. However, they do indicate that participants in the engagement-contingent reward group and the control group achieved higher rated creativity than participants in the performance-contingent reward group. Alternative explanations for this finding are discussed.
Keywords intrinsic motivation; self-control; creativity; reward; internalization; self-regulation; extrinsic motivation; individual; success-failure; measurement; motivation research; motivation; theory; personality; sociopsychological factors
Classification General Psychology; Personality Psychology
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
Page/Pages p. 439-458
Journal Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 52 (2008) 5
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00313830802346314
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-ShareAlike