Effects of Positive Verbal Reinforcement on the Four Underlying Factors in Intrinsic Motivation

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The study examined the effects of positive verbal reinforcement on intrinsic motivation by determining differential effects over four multidimensions of Ryan's Intrinsic Motivation Inventory (IMI). Subjects (N=60) were 30 male and 30 female college students. The subjects were blocked by gender and randomly assigned to a positive verbal reinforcement group or a control group. The subjects received 10 trials on the stabilometer. The results of the study indicated that there were significant group differences for composite intrinsic motivation and for perceived competence; however, there were no significant gender differences found. Furthermore, no group differences were reported for the underlying factors ... continued below

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Prentice, Ray (Grant Ray) August 1993.

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The study examined the effects of positive verbal reinforcement on intrinsic motivation by determining differential effects over four multidimensions of Ryan's Intrinsic Motivation Inventory (IMI). Subjects (N=60) were 30 male and 30 female college students. The subjects were blocked by gender and randomly assigned to a positive verbal reinforcement group or a control group. The subjects received 10 trials on the stabilometer. The results of the study indicated that there were significant group differences for composite intrinsic motivation and for perceived competence; however, there were no significant gender differences found. Furthermore, no group differences were reported for the underlying factors of interest/enjoyment, effort, or pressure/tension.

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Prentice, Ray (Grant Ray). Effects of Positive Verbal Reinforcement on the Four Underlying Factors in Intrinsic Motivation, thesis, August 1993; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501188/: accessed November 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .