Effects of externally mediated rewards on intrinsic motivation.
Volume: 18, Issue: 1, Pages: 105 - 115
Published: Apr 1, 1971
Two laboratory experiments and one field experiment were conducted to investigate the effects of external rewards on intrinsic motivation to perform an activity. In each experiment, subjects were performing an activity during three different periods, and observations relevant to their motivation were made. External rewards were given to the experimental subjects during the second period only, while the control subjects received no rewards. Of...